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Nov. 10, 2020

November 10th, 20

November 10th, 20

Daily Radio Bible Podcast


 He’s in the Waiting

Psalm 122 and I Corinthians 9-11

Wait for each other.  Don’t hurry, just wait.  Don’t scramble to get yours.  Slow down and see to it that others get theirs, that others are served.  Wait.  It’s such a simple instruction but so impossible to do apart from the Holy Spirit.  We don’t want to wait.  The world, our churches and our relationships are all suffering and broken because we fail to wait for one another. We demand life independent of one another. But  I Corinthians 11:11 says, 

But among the Lord’s people, women are not independent of men, and men are not independent of women. 

Instead we are to reflect dependence,  deference, and preference for each other, even to the point of waiting for each other at a meal.  Paul reminds us that this is what Jesus did the night he was betrayed.  He waited on his disciples.  He was their waiter as he served them supper.  He reminded them that they should follow his humble example of waiting and serving and giving of himself on behalf of others.  When we do this we remember him well and we allow the Holy Spirit room in our lives, and in the church, to do what the Spirit alone can do among us. So Paul says in vs 33:  So, my dear brothers and sisters, when you gather for the Lord’s Supper, wait for each other.

It’s so simple and so necessary. Waiting reflects a posture and attitude that allows Christ to be Christ in us. It allows us to experience his life even now. Our hearts can be changed and transformed simply by taking this practice to heart and learning to wait, serving and preferring others above ourselves.  Christ gave us the ultimate example in the way that he served, preferred and gave himself for us.  When we gather in church together each week, as we share in the bread and wine at the Lord’s table, let’s be reminded of what it means to follow Him.

Learn to wait.  Let the Lord’s Supper be a reminder of the life that is now offered to you , through the power of Christ in you.