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January 30, 2023
Daily Reading – Exodus 10-12 / Matthew 19:1-15
Exodus 12:23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
“When your father gets home and finds out about what you have done, there will be a price to pay young man.” These were the words my mother would share with me while she was disciplining me for something I had done wrong. Yup, you read that right. My mom would correct me in her own way, and then I was promised yet another round when my dad came home. I knew exactly what that meant. Judgement will come, and it did. Did I deserve it? Sure I did. I had done something that I was not supposed to. There was always a price to pay for disobeying. ALWAYS!
So it was in our text today. After several refusals by Pharaoh to allow God’s people to go, God was bringing His final judgment that would change history forever. It changed the lives of the children of Israel giving them an annual observance called the Passover as a reminder of God’s judgement and deliverance. It changed the lives of the Egyptians who refused to obey God because God was faithful to His Word and took the lives of the firstborn of every household including their animals. Everyone was told of the pending judgement including the Egyptians. They could plainly see what the Children of Israel were doing. The blood sprinkled on the doorposts was a sign that the punishment had been carried out on the innocent lamb, therefore God would pass by. However, for those who saw this as foolish, well, there is always a price to pay when the Father comes home.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
What a picture of the sin of man being taken away by the spotless Lamb of God, Jesus. Still today, when God see’s the blood of the Lamb sprinkled on the doorpost of our heart, He knows the Lamb has paid the price for our soul.
Has the blood been applied in your life?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director