A Defining Moment
Day: 12 | Plan: Exodus
Today's Reading: Exodus 12
Exodus 12:13 (NIV) “The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.”
A defining moment is one when things are forever changed. Like starting school, graduating, getting married, the birth of a child, or a death. It’s a major life event.
The night of the final plague, when God passed through the land of Egypt to strike the firstborn sons and execute judgment on all of the gods of Egypt, was a defining moment.
That night, the Lord made a distinction between Egypt and Israel. It was the night of the Lord’s Passover. It was the night the Lord kept watch over His people and safely delivered them out of Egypt.
Before God delivered the Israelites, He gave them very clear instructions. Each household was to take a lamb without blemish, kill it, take the blood of the lamb and apply it to the doorway of their house.
The blood signified which people belonged to the Lord. When God passed through Egypt that night, He passed over the houses where the blood of the lamb had been applied. Because the Israelites believed God and obeyed Him, they were safe from the plague of death and delivered from bondage.
Jesus is the perfect Lamb who had to die to save us from sin. (John 1:29) There is safety and security in His shed blood. Just as the Israelites by faith physically applied the lamb's blood over the doorway of their homes, when we receive Jesus as our Savior, His blood is spiritually applied to our hearts and lives. As a result of His blood, we are saved from death and the bondage of sin. Jesus is our Passover Lamb.
When was that moment in time when your life was forever changed because by faith you believed and received Jesus as your Passover Lamb? Has His blood been personally applied to your heart and life?
When you trust in Jesus, it means the difference between life and death. It is the moment that defines you for all eternity!
Prayer: Father, I thank You for Jesus, who gave His life for me on the cross. I thank You that He is my Passover Lamb. I thank You that because of His blood personally applied to my heart I am safe from death and destruction. May others who read this today receive Him as their personal Passover Lamb. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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