Israel and the Passover

Old Testament: Exo 12.14

To read the Bible in a year, read Exodus 11–12 on January 26, In the year of our Lord Christ 2021

By Don Ruhl 

The Passover has great meaning for the nation of Israel, because it reminds them that another nation once held them captive, but that they were set free when God sent a destroyer among the Egyptians and took the lives of the firstborn in every family, moving Pharaoh to let Israel go. 

Therefore, the Lord wanted every succeeding generation to remember what had been done on their behalf: 

“So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.”

– Exodus 12.14 

Remembering the Passover kept Israel humble, reminding them of the source of their salvation. 

In same way, in First Corinthians 5, Paul reminded Christians that Jesus is our Passover, for he is the source of our salvation. 

Questions: 

  • How often do you remember what Jesus did for you? 
  • What do you think about when you eat the Lord’s Supper? 

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