Today’s reading: Exod 11:1–13:22, John 2:13–25, Song 2:1–3
Today’s theme: The blood of Jesus
Today we see the blood of the Passover and rejoice that it points forward to the blood Jesus shed for His people to save us and reconcile us to God.
God’s elect people
But not a dog shall growl against any of the people of Israel, either man or beast, that you may know that the LORD makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.’ (Exodus 11:7, ESV)
God makes clear distinctions between his elect and the rest of the world.
Saved by the blood
The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. (Exodus 12:13, ESV)
This points forward to the blood of Jesus which, when applied to our lives as disciples, causes God’s anger and judgement for sin to pass over us.
The one story
The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. (John 2:13, ESV)
Amazing how well linked this Bible reading plan is. We read all about the Passover today in the Old Testament passage and now this is how the New Testament passage opens. The Bible contains one overarching story and message. Central to this is Jesus as the fulfilment of the Passover lamb to bring reconciliation to God and the hope of salvation to man.
Most of the above post is a copy of the original notes from the same date in 2014