“But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” (1 Corinthians 11:28)
A sacrament is a visible form of God’s invisible grace. The traditional sacraments are the Lord’s Supper and baptism. However, by definition, the life of a believer is to be a sacrament. From work ethic to marriage, our lives should reflect the grace of God. Therefore, we should examine each area of our lives on a regular basis. We should ask, “Does my marriage reflect my relationship to Christ? Do I work as if I were serving the Lord? Does my outward appearance reflect my inward character? Is there darkness in my life? Am I living openly and honestly before God and man?”
There is a warning for those who partake of the sacraments of life in an unworthy manner. With regard to the Lord’s Supper, the Bible says many are weak or sick, some even die.(1) Therefore, let us live our lives as a sacrament, giving glory to the One who gives us the grace to do so.