I gotta have my orange juice.

Jesu, Juva

This day is holy

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We have seen that bread and wine in worship is commended such that there is “nothing better.” But more than that, the book of Nehemiah teaches us that feasting in worship is in fact commanded:

And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to Yahweh your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law. Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of Yahweh is your strength.” So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be quiet, for this day is holy; do not be grieved.” And all the people went their way to eat and drink and to send portions and to make great rejoicing, because they had understood the words that were declared to them. (8:9-12)

Thus, weekly communion: joyful feasting is commanded on every day set aside for the Lord, every Lord’s day.

Written by Scott Moonen

November 14, 2015 at 9:47 pm

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