January 31

Exodus 12:14-13:16Matthew 20:29-21:22; Psalm 25:16-22; Proverbs 6:12-15

The Passover is a significant event in the life of Israel! It marks a great victory for them. God instructs them to remember this deliverance each year by a 7-day observance. What made this Passover so special?

The Passover is a foreshadowing of a greater event which would take place thousands of years later. The last plague on Egypt was the death of the first born of Egypt. In order for the death angel to pass over the Israelite homes, they needed to take the blood of a pure lamb and put it on their doorposts. Once applied to the doorpost, no one was to leave their home.

This Lamb’s blood was the key to Passover! This blood was representative of another Lamb’s blood: The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the World, Jesus! As the Son of God, He came to offer his life as a ransom for ours. His Blood is what cleansed us from all our sins.

In the same way that the lamb’s blood protected the lives of the Israelites, the Blood of Jesus protects our lives. Use today to remind yourself of the power of Jesus’ blood not only to wash away your sin but protect your very life!

Tomorrow’s Reading: Exodus 13:17-15:18Matthew 21:23-46; Psalm 26:1-12; Proverbs 6:16-19

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