Eating Unworthily

I Corinthians 11:27 - Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.


Unworthily does not mean that we have earned the right to eat the Lord’s Supper.  It means we understand why we are taking the Lord’s Supper. 


It is possible for us to come to the Lord’s Table and expect him to accept our praise when we are wrong.  Israel did this, and we do not want to do that because just as the condemnation and judgment of God was upon Israel, it will be upon us. 

1.      Amos 5:21-27 – God did not accept the worship of Israel because they would not recognize they had sinned against God, therefore they would not ask him for forgiveness.

2.      Psalm 51:16-17 – For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. 

3.      This same thing happened to Israel when the Pharisees thought more of the form of worship than they did of substance in worship.  God turned from the nation of Israel to the Gentiles.