Thursday, April 24, 2014

Brokenness Part 2

“The Lord Jesus the same night in which He was betrayed, took bread: And when He had given thanks, He break it, and said, “Take eat, this is My body which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me. After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, ‘This cup is the New Testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me. For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes. 1 Cor. 11:23-26

Psalms 69 is the Tress-pass-offering Psalm. “Reproach hath broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness; and I looked for some to take pity but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink” (Psalms 69:20-21). Jesus’ heart broke for your sin and mine and His prayer as given in “They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head” ((Psalms 69:4). You and I have sinned and many times we have reason for a broken heart; but Jesus never sinned and yet His heart broke because of our sins.

Psalms 22 is the Sin-Offering Psalm of the Bible and it tells us that Jesus’ heart melted. “I am poured out like water and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like Wax, it is melted in the midst of my bowels” (Psalms 22:14).

Psalms 40 is the Burnt Offering Psalms and it tells us Jesus’ heart failed. “For innumerable devils have compassed me about: Mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, as that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head; therefore my heart fails me” (Psalms 40:12). Jesus’ heart broke, melted, and failed when the sin of the world was placed upon Him, The Holy One, the Sinless One, the Loving One. The Lord Jesus suffered so in heart that He might be able to heal all whose hearts are broken today.

“And He took bread and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them saying, ‘This is My body which is given for you; this do in remembrance of Me.” Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the New Testament in My blood which is shed for you” (Luke 22:19). 

As we come to remember the Lord Jesus in His death, the broken bread reminds us to look back at the cross and remember what a price Jesus paid for our sins. Secondly, the broken bread and the wine causes us to look ahead “till He comes.” Thirdly, the broken bread should cause us to look within (1 Cor. 11:27-28, 31-32). Lastly the broken bread and the cup of wine should cause us to look around realizing that we are proclaiming (preaching) this wonderful message of hope and healing to a hurting, broken world!

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