_ Hebrews 11:24-28 says, “By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, 25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, 26 esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them.”
Exodus 12 records how Israel kept the Passover and how their faith protected them from death. By keeping the Passover they were acknowledging that they deserved death, but an unblemished lamb would die in their place to cover them. What a powerful picture of how our new life begins.
Look at Exodus 12:23; it says, “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 not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.”It shows us that the LORD is the Judge, but He is not the one who would kill. The verse says the LORD would not allow the “destroyer” to come into the house that had the blood on the door posts and lintel.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan