Day 84 - Exodus 13

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V. 1-13 Now that they had been redeemed by the blood of the lamb, they were God's own people. They were fit to be with Him on this long journey... they were now a holy people. Every first-born male baby must be remembered as belonging to the Lord. (Read verses 2 and 11-13). A lamb had to be sacrificed for that boy.
V. 3-10 This looks on to when they would have arrived in the "land of promise" (Israel). They would have to search their house to make sure there was no leaven in the house for seven days (the perfect number). For us it can mean our whole life should be separated from evil of all kinds and lived for the Lord who is holy.
V. 14-16 Later, when a son would say to his father, "What are you doing this for?" the father would say "Because the Lord did so much for us by redeeming us out of Egypt." They were to remember this. How much more have we to remember what Christ has done for us! We will through eternity read Rev. 1:55And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (Revelation 1:5) and 9.
V. 17-22 What tender care and protection by God! He kept them from becoming discouraged (verse 17), guided them as their Leader, protected them from the heat of the sun, and gave them light and warmth at night (verse 21) and never stopped this care verse 22! And how much more today, for we have been redeemed by the blood of God's only Son.