So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.
1 Corinthians 11:27 (NIV)
Read: 1 Corinthians 11:23-34
I remember our pastor saying yesterday that he respects the stage used in our church. He only uses it to share the Gospel and not during meetings or whatever other purpose it is. That is what I am reminded of as I read this verse. We should respect God’s property. We should respect God’s time. We should respect everything that is of God, which is everything. So respect.
There are times that we go to Sunday services out of routine. We go to prayer meetings out of routine. We do things for God out of routine. But that should not be the case. We should do it because we want to serve God. If we do it out of routine, then we are in an unworthy manner. We are sinning. We should respect. And that includes doing things for Him with a pure heart, not with any kind of worldly intentions. Respect.