Faith and the Passover: Hebrews 11:8; Exodus 12
“By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them.” Hebrews‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭
We now have the story of Exodus 12 and the death of the first born. This was the final plague on Egypt. Those who kept the Passover and put the blood of the lamb on the door posts of their house were publicly identifying with the God of Israel.
They were putting faith in the blood of the lamb to save them from the judgement that was about to sweep over the land. They were saying that a lamb died in place of my first born. A death has already taken place in our household.
When the destroying angel came to the household under the blood, he passed over that house. This faith became personal, not only for Moses, but also for everyone who kept the Passover.
This is another graphic Old Testament picture of salvation and the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God for our sins. Those who place personal saving faith in Jesus Christ are covered by His blood. They are saved from the future wrath and judgement of God because Jesus died in their place. A death already took place to pay for their sins.
John 3:16- 18 says; “16) For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17) For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18) He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” ‭‭ The story in Exodus 12 is such a beautiful picture of salvation. Have you put faith in the Lamb of God as your substitute payment for sin? Have you prepared for the future judgement of sin? Has your life been sprinkled with the blood of the Lamb of God by faith?
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global