Under the bondage of slavery in Egypt, the Israelites cried and their
cry came up unto God. God saw their affliction, heard their cry, knew
their sorrow and delivered them out of the slavery in Egypt by sending
His servant Moses to lead them out (Exod 2-3). Although God used Moses
to perform miracles and to carry out God's judgment upon the land of
Egypt with the plagues of blood, frogs, lice, flies, death of the
cattle, boils, hail, locusts and darkness, we see that Pharaoh did not
let the people of Israel go. In the end, God sent the last plague, the
death of the first born of both men and animals in the land of Egypt.
God instructed His people, every household (with its neighbour next
door) to take a lamb without blemish, kill it and take its blood and
strike it on the two side-posts and on the upper door post of the
houses in the evening. And that night, the angel of the Lord passed
through the land of Egypt and killed all the firstborn, but passed over
the houses with the token of blood at the doors. They were solemnly
instructed to put away leaven from their houses and eat unleavened
bread for seven days (Exod 12:19).
When Moses and the children of Israel heard the instructions and the
commandment of God, did they believe in His Word, do it and keep the
feast accordingly? Thank God for His grace that "through faith he kept
the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the
firstborn should touch them" (Heb 11:28). Does God still command us to
keep the feast today? Yes, in a spiritual sense: "Purge out therefore
the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For
even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep
the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and
wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth" (1
Cor 5:7-8)! We are commanded to keep on keeping the feast! Are you
doing so now?
THOUGHT: Am I keeping the feast now?
PRAYER: Lord, help me keep the Passover in a spiritual sense.