Read – Loss of fellowship will bring chastening from God (2)

Many in Corinth were partaking of the Lord’s supper “unworthily.” Every Christian is
unworthy before God (Rev. 4:11-5:5) in the sense of imperfection, but known, unconfessed sin is what is
in view in this passage. To “examine” one’s self (I Cor. 11:28) and yet still refuse to deal with the sins in
one’s life is to invite God’s judgment of physical damnation. The way to avoid God’s discipline in this life
is to “judge ourselves” so that we will not be “judged” by God (I Cor. 11:31).