Today’s reading: Exodus 10:21-13:16
My selection: Exodus 12:23
23 For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians, and when he sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses to strike you.
My reflections: All the firstborn sons in the land of Egypt were marked for death. Nothing was required in order for their executions to occur on the designated night. But those who heard and believed the message, the faithful Israelites, would be spared by taking action, offering Passover lambs and putting the blood on the lintel and two doorposts of their homes. There was sure death outside the blood marked doors but sure salvation within.
1. All mankind is under the condemnation of death due to sin.
2. Nothing needs to be done for the sentence to be executed. Our sins of omission (what we fail to do that we should) and commission (what we do that we should not) add to our guilt but the reduction or avoidance of sin cannot remove the sentence.
3. There is sure salvation in the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ. There is certain destruction outside of Him.
4. The blood must be applied by grace through faith for salvation to be received.
My challenge: Give thanks to God for His giving us a picture of salvation in the historical passover of the Lord in Egypt. Praise God for His great salvation in His Son, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords. Take refuge in Him.
Tomorrow’s reading: Exodus 13:17-16:36