Exodus 11-12

“But the blood on your doorposts will serve as a sign, marking the houses where you are staying. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. This plague of death will not touch you when I strike the land of Egypt.” 12:13

The Passover is a beautiful foreshadow (and puzzle piece) to the gospel. Something has to die in order for someone to be saved. 

The spilled blood, swept over doorways protects the Israelites from God’s wrath on Egypt. He provides a way out for them, but it is not without cost. 

We conveniently forget how much of God’s story involves giving something up. It starts in Genesis, when an animal’s life is taken so that God could cover up naked and ashamed Adam and Eve, and continues through every part of the Bible. Even after Jesus has become the Ultimate Sacrfice for us, it’s not over. The author of Romans tells us our lives are to be poured out as a living sacrifice in obedience to God.  Paul tells us in Philippians to be willing to give up what want, to be able to give people what they want (2:4). 

Surrending things to God is the heartbeat of Christianity. 

Is there something you should be giving up for him? A lifestyle, relationship, job, pleasure, location or slot of time? 

Take time today to acknowledge Jesus’ sacrifice! 
-Carly

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