Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight. 7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the door-frames of the houses where they eat the lambs. 8 That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast.
Three other aspects of salvation are typified in these three verses:
- The fact that we are all, by our sin, responsible for Jesus’ death (6);
- The truth that the blood of Jesus must be personally applied to our hearts (7).
- The reality that we get to feed on Christ by faith (8). ‘We trust Christ that we might be saved from our sins by His sacrifice, but we must also feed on Christ in order to have strength for our daily pilgrim journey. As we worship, meditate on the Word, pray, and believe, we appropriate the spiritual nourishment of Jesus Christ and grow in grace and knowledge.’ Warren W. Wiersbe, Old Testament commentary, p.163.
The Cross of Jesus truly is ‘Wondrous’, and to think that we can ‘survey’ it in documents written centuries before the historical event! ‘How marvellous, how wonderful, and my song shall ever be.’
PRAYER: ‘May I never lose the wonder, the wonder of the Cross.’
(Apologies that there will be an interruption in these notes next week. I hope to return to writing them w/b 16th January. Thank you again for your interest and support
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