Exodus 12b: Exodus From Egypt
Israel driven from Egypt after death of all firstborn
In today’s lesson, we see:
- The tenth plague – death of the firstborn of Egypt;
- The Israelites are driven out of Egypt.
In the second part of chapter 12, we see further guidance given regarding the Feast of the Passover. This sacrifice could not be eaten raw because it spoke of the judgment of sin in human lives, and this requires sacrifice and the fire of judgment. When a person comes to Christ, he comes as a sinner.
The sacrifice was not to be soaked with water. This simply means that we must trust Christ and Him alone. Unfortunately there are many today who are trusting in water (e.g., baptism, church membership, works of the flesh) for their salvation. Everything was to be roasted. It was the judgment of fire.
The Israelites were not saved because they were the seed of Abraham. If the Egyptians had obeyed God’s command, they, too, would have been saved. God said, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” No one was saved because he was doing the best he could, or because he was honest, or because he was a good person. God said, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” They were not to run out of the house during the night and look at the blood; they were to have confidence and faith in it. They were not saved because they went through the ceremony of circumcision, or because they belonged to some church.
God said, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” The death angel was not making a survey of the neighborhood. They were not to open a window and tell the death angel how good they were and how much charity work they had done. Any man who put his neck out of a window that night would have died. God said, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” Nothing needed to be added. Who was saved that night? Those who believed God. Those who had sprinkled the blood upon their doorposts and trusted in it. Although I do not understand it completely, I believe what God says. He tells me that the shed blood of Christ will save me and nothing else will.
…Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! – John 1:29
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