Search

January 16, 2022 - Exodus 12-15

“The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, ‘This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you’” (2:1-2). “First” . . . one definition is, “foremost in position, rank, or importance.” Or how about: “most important,” “of greatest importance,” or “of prime importance?” What is going on, here, that makes this first month so important? It is “the sacrifice of the Lord’s Passover” (12:27). It is the remembrance that, on that night, the Lord said, “I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt . . . no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. This day shall be for you a memorial day” (12:12-14). For all generations, the people would remember how God delivered them from oppression in Egypt.


You know, we, as believers, have our Passover. Paul wrote, “For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed” (1 Corinthians 5:7). As the Jewish Passover recalls Israel’s deliverance from slavery, so we recall that Christ has delivered us from death and the slavery of sin. Charles Spurgeon commented, “The more you read the Bible, and the more you meditate upon it, the more you will be astonished with it. . . . Especially will you find this the case with the typical parts of God's Word. Most of the historical books were intended to be types either of dispensations, or experiences, or offices of Jesus Christ.” That’s Spurgeon’s way of saying that, as the Passover points to Christ, we find Christ in all the Bible.


Upon God’s miraculous deliverance of Israel through the sea, the great hymn writer, Moses, sang, and we sing along with him:


The Lord is my strength and my song,

and he has become my salvation;

this is my God, and I will praise him,

my father's God, and I will exalt him. –Moses (15th century B.C., Exodus 15:2)

3 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

It’s always amazing how positively and thankfully Paul begins his letters, even when writing from prison: “Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved worker a

To quote that well known philosopher, Brittany Spears, “Oops! I did it again!” That is, again, I jumped over a portion of Scripture. Reading Titus, Friday, I jumped over 2 Timothy 2-4. So, what do

These “pastoral epistles” of Paul are all about life in the congregation, its leaders and all who gather as the church. I would like to comment on several texts beginning with: “Therefore rebuke the