The man who headed up the Lord’s Supper responded to the invitation today because he had made a few mistakes.
This brother has such a pure, loving, giving heart. He is the epitome of the kind of heart King David wrote about in Psalm 51. According to the superscription of the Psalm, David wrote it after Nathan the prophet had come to him about his adultery with Bathsheba and the subsequent murder of Uriah the Hittite, Bathsheba’s husband.
Toward the end of the Psalm, David wrote, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise,” (Psalm 51:17 NASB). We can engage in a religion for show if we want, but God isn’t pleased with that. He wants our hearts and minds open and tender, ready to accept instruction even if it temporarily stings.
The brother came in response to the invitation this morning because his heart was open and tender and was ready to accept instruction. May we all have hearts and minds like that, to the glory of Almighty God.