Life is simple in this respect: Eat daily at the Savior’s table and we will be wise. We will have nourishment for our souls, clarity of thought, vision for today, and hope for tomorrow.
5 Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. 6 Leave your simple ways [junk food] and you will live; walk in the way of insight.
Adam and Eve began humanity walking with God. How natural it would have been to be walking with Him and to reach up and pull some fruit from a tree. Eating physically and learning spiritually went hand-in-hand.
Abraham ate with the LORD several times. One time, while they were eating, The LORD told Abraham that Sarah would bear him a son “about this time next year” (see Genesis 18 and 21:1-7). Sarah was listening and laughed because she was past child-bearing years. The LORD called her on it, and Abraham named him Isaac, which means “laughter.” How’s that for a sense of humor?
Moses spent time with God regularly, but one particular time, he and 70 elders along with Aaron, his two sons, and Joshua got to eat at God’s TABLE in HEAVEN!
9 Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up 10 and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli [an intensely blue stone], as bright blue as the sky. 11 But God did not raise his hand against these leaders of the Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank. Exodus 24:9-11
We have the account of the Last Supper in all four Gospels. I encourage you to read it in its chronological order. This link goes to a website that has all four readings laid out so that a person doesn’t have to keep turning to each book. Pretty neat! Chronological Reading of the Last Supper
Jesus made reference to one more meal that we will get to eat with Him–and I’m sure many more after that–and that is the Wedding Supper of the Lamb.
25 “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” Mark 14:25
6 Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
7 Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
8 Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.”
(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)
9 Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.” Revelation 19:6-9
The Wedding Supper of the Lamb will be at the consummation of the ages. In the meantime, we have this prayer of our LORD, “Give us today our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11. The Word of God is our daily bread. “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on .'” Matthew 4:4 [Jesus being tempted by Satan; Jesus quoted Deuteronomy 8:3].
Jesus knocks on the door of our heart each day asking to be let inside for His bread and sweet fellowship. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Rev. 3:20. This verse is not a salvation verse, but a fellowship verse! The one before it is how we open the door: Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.
Let us open the door of our hearts this morning. Let us feast on His Word today and commune with His Spirit. The peace, love, joy and hope that we feel will carry us through our entire day!
Abba, I AM GRATEFUL for the privilege it is to sit down with You and “eat” at Your table. Thank You for making it so easy with my Bible, my computer, my coffee/tea, my cat, and my wife sitting at the other end of the “table” also enjoying Your sweet fellowship. I realize that things may not always be so easy, but I am grateful for THIS time. May I never take it OR YOU for granted. Amen.