Have you ever noticed how much of all four Gospels is taken up with the last week of Christ’s life, especially His death? Did that strike you as odd? When we remember Christ in the Lord’s Supper why do we focus on His death? We don’t do that with anyone else. Today’s devotional will show you why the emphasis on His sufferings and the comfort they give us. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 English Standard Version (ESV)
23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for[a] you. Do this in remembrance of me.”[b] 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
I Corinthians 11:23-26
“Is it not a wonderful thing that there should be more of comfort in the sufferings of Christ than in any other thing under heaven? Yet it is so; there is more joy in the sufferings of Christ, to those whose hearts are broken, or sorely wounded, than there is in his birth, or his resurrection, or anything else about the Savior. It is by his stripes rather than even by his glory that we are healed.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1898), p. 272]