Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Ryle: clothed with humility

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.
    —1 Corinthians 11:28-29 (NIV)
    Right reception of the Lord’s Supper has a humbling effect on the soul. The sight of the emblems of Christ’s body and blood, reminds us how sinful sin must be, if nothing less than the death of God’s own Son could make satisfaction for it, or redeem us from its guilt. Never, surely, ought we to be so “clothed with humility,” as when we kneel at the Communion rail.
    ... J. C. Ryle (1816-1900), Principles for Churchmen, London: William Hunt, 1884, p. 269 (see the book)
    See also 1 Cor. 11:23-29; Matt. 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20; Col. 1:19-20; Heb. 10:29; 1 Pet. 1:18-19
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, send away my pride and haughtiness by Your body and blood.
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