March 28, 2023 David Jeremiah Turning Point Devotional
TURNING POINT DEVOTIONAL – 28TH MARCH 2023 BY DR DAVID JEREMIAH
Read and Digest Today’s Dr David Jeremiah Devotional Message. May the Lord bless you.
Topic: The Need for Remembrance
SCRIPTURE: That these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city, that these days of Purim should not fail to be observed among the Jews, and that the memory of them should not perish among their descendants. – Esther 9:28
Recommended Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
25 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.
26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.
TURNING POINT TODAY’S MESSAGE
To this day, Jews celebrate the festival of Purim, a remembrance of God’s deliverance of the Jews from the genocide planned by the evil courtier, Haman, in Persia. Purim comes from the word pur, or “lot”—the lot cast by Haman to determine the day of the Jews’ destruction. (See Esther 3:7; 9:24-27.) Annual celebrations of milestone events help us recall the favors of God.
In a similar way, Christ gave to His Church a memorial celebration to observe until He returned to establish His Kingdom on earth—commonly referred to as Communion or the Lord’s Supper. Communion celebrates the passion of Christ at His death. The bread remembers His broken body, and the cup remembers His shed blood (Matthew 26:26-29). Each time we celebrate Communion, “[we] proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26).
Keep Christ’s sacrifice for you current by participating in the Communion celebration regularly. Remembering the past can strengthen the present.
How worthy is it to remember former benefits, when we come to beg for new.
Read-Thru-the-Bible: 1 Samuel 19 – 21