Moses assembled all the elders of Israel. He said, “Select a lamb for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. Take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the bowl of blood and smear it on the lintel and on the two doorposts. No one is to leave the house until morning. God will pass through to strike Egypt down. When he sees the blood on the lintel and the two doorposts, God will pass over the doorway; he won’t let the destroyer enter your house to strike you down with ruin.

“Keep this word. It’s the law for you and your children, forever. When you enter the land which God will give you as he promised, keep doing this. And when your children say to you, ‘Why are we doing this?’ tell them: ‘It’s the Passover-sacrifice to God who passed over the homes of the Israelites in Egypt when he hit Egypt with death but rescued us.’”

The people bowed and worshiped.

The Israelites then went and did what God had commanded Moses and Aaron. They did it all.

Exodus 12:21-30 {The Message Translation}.

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  1. 1

    Praise God for our Lord Jesus, the Passover Lamb. He did it all and it is finished, yet as the Apostle Paul stated it is our reasonable duty to then live a holy life as a living sacrifice. Paul also stated the struggle he had with the members of his own being, the things he desired to do, he did not do, but the things he desired not to do, he did. Our conscience can remain clear before God for the same reason it did for Paul, the heart of contrition. Godly sorrow leads to repentance, the renewing of our minds by His Word and daily communion with Him in prayer and worship. In addition, accountability to others, the Bible brings out in its message. As the day of our Lord’s returns draw nearer than when we first believed we are to encourage each other to live holy all the more.

    May the coming of His Resurrection help us to keep in mind the bigger picture of life. Our walk really is all about Him and how we can honor Him in all our ways; sober Christianity is what our foremothers (and fathers) called it. Thank God for His mercies are new every morning. We can start each day with a clean slate and mover foreword with each day with renewed hope.
    Mrs. J.

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    Worthy is The Lamb!

  3. 3

    Have a great Sunday. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  4. 4

    A perfect Scripture for today–thanks so much!

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    Beth Williams says:

    Our God is awesome! Today I did sign language to “Your Grace Still Amazes Me” by Phillips, Craig & Dean. That song means sooo much to me in these coming Easter days and always!!

    God bless everyone at In Courage!

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