Today’s Passage – Exodus 10 – 12
“And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 12:13)
“…For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:” (1 Corinthians 5:27)
Just a quick thought from the passage this morning. God told the children of Israel that they were to sacrifice a lamb, and then they were to take the blood and sprinkle it on the doorpost of the house. Then when the death angel passed by, he would see the blood and pass over that house. If a house was not covered by the blood, then the death angel would kill the first-born of that home. That would include the first-born of children, but it also included the first-born of livestock as well. What a horrible tragedy for this to happen in so many of the homes of the Egyptians. But it did not have to happen. They could have yielded to the will of God, and they would have been protected just as the Israelites were.
Today, God offers the same kind of covering for people. But it is not the blood of an earthly lamb; it is through the blood of Christ, the Lamb of God; the only one that is truly without spot or blemish. If you have been saved, then the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, not only covers you, but also cleanses you from all sin. What is the only thing that can wash away your sin and mine? Nothing, but the blood of Jesus!
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