Growup: Day 19

Hi folks, sorry for the delay in today’s ruminations…


WOW! It’s harder to think of a more distinct OT shadow of the gospel than the one we can see in these chapters. God’s people are trapped in slavery to Pharaoh and helpless to rescue themselves. God sends a messenger to his people and to Pharaoh explaining what he is about to do and then shows signs of his power and glory and judgment till finally he comes in a dreadful moment of final judgment on Egypt and her gods and, at the same time, salvation and mercy on those he has chosen.

And Israel was to rehearse the passover every year so that they would never forget. And every firstborn Son was to be redeemed – bought back – as a reminder of when the Lord brought them out of Egypt with his mighty hand: “I do this because of what the LORD did for me…”

Christians share a symbolic meal too. A tangible reminder of what God did for us in sacrificing his firstborn – Jesus – for us. The difference between the Passover meal and the Lord’s Supper is that we don’t shed any blood. This is because Jesus’ blood was the once for all sacrifice that paid for our sin and washed us clean. But there should still be a sacrifice – of a different kind: Apostle Paul says it best in Romans 12:1…

In view of God’s mercy, offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God…

God has been awesomely merciful to us! What a joy it is to know salvation through CHRIST and to offer ourselves sacrificially to his service!

May God’s mercy to you be your motivation in everything today.

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