Scripture selection: Numbers 15:17-21
The LORD said to Moses, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land to which I am taking you and you eat the food of the land, present a portion as an offering to the LORD. Present a loaf from the first of your ground meal and present it as an offering from the threshing floor. Throughout the generations to come you are to give this offering to the LORD from the first of your ground meal.”
During their time of wandering, and the time which ultimately would lead to the Israelites entering the Promised Land, they were reminded of many important things.
Along with instruction regarding their common life together and their life of worship, they were told to remember.
What were they to remember?
They were to remember who had brought them to the Promised Land.
The LORD said to Moses “When you enter the land to which I am taking you and you eat the food of the land, present a portion as an offering to the LORD.”
There it is – the reminder that we can too easily forget the ultimate Source of all our life.
Even something as simple as a meal is to remind us that we are not our own – that we have been redeemed and rescued – we are no longer slaves – we are heirs to salvation.
This was true for the Israelites, and for all those who have accepted Christ over thousands of years.
Even a simple meal is to call us to remember.
Is it any surprise that at the center of the celebration of the Lord’s Supper comes a similar teaching from Jesus?
“Do this, in remembrance of Me.”