It is a privilege to serve; to break bread
Luke 22:27 -
For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
There are still many who think people should be grateful to them for breaking the Word to them, the teaching them about the Kingdom of God, guiding them in their spiritual life and helping in their earthly life. These people will never grow in the Lord and will in later part of their life lose a lot.
Please understand it is a privilege to be able to serve other, when we do that we get to be like Jesus. Jesus after He resurrected told Cleopas and his colleague as they were walking in the wilderness, all about Himself of those amazing hidden things in the books of Moses, but yet they did not know Him. It was only when they broke bread their eyes opened and they understood all that they were told.
When Jesus broke bread He did it before His death. He said this is His Body (which we are a part of). He said it is His flesh; that does not mean literal flesh but what flesh symbolizes. Flesh symbolizes earthly life. Jesus broke His earthly life for us not just on the crucifix but from the day He came on earth. Every day and every moment there was only one thought and one agenda on His mind His mission - which is to save us.
When we break bread we should realize we being part of Jesus that break symbolize us which we need to break like Jesus did. When we break bread and if no one else is there we can share this broken bread what benefit is the breaking of bread? Therefore we should bless that person with whom we can share our broken bread.
So let us like Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy thank (be grateful to) God every day for those He has given us to lead and serve.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, if we need to carry our CROSS and follow You then we need to serve like You did. Lord we pray that You work our hearts that we humble ourselves to be servers so that we be blessed more in Your Kingdom, when You come in glory...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
24 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
19 And he took bread, and gave thanks [be grateful to], and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4
1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
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