1 Corinthians 5:7
For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
It was time for Israel to move out. After four hundred years of slavery in Egypt, God had decimated the Egyptians with nine plagues. The tenth and last plague would be the worst of all. Every firstborn in Egypt would die. One remedy was given to the Israelites: a male lamb without blemish was to be sacrificed, and the blood of the lamb was to be put on the doorframe of each house. When the angel of death passed throughout Egypt, he would pass over the homes where the sacrificial blood had been applied. The Passover became a yearly celebration of thanksgiving for the Israelites.
In the New Testament, Jesus came as the Passover lamb. When John the Baptist saw Jesus walking down the road, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). It is the Lamb of God who saves us and sets us apart. We are made “holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (Hebrews 10:10 NIV). Through the Lamb of God, we have a right standing before God. Jesus’ sacrifice “has made perfect forever those who are being made holy” (Hebrews 10:14 NIV).
A true Christian understands that Jesus is the Passover lamb and trusts in the work he did on the cross as the only way to have a relationship with the living God. When one places their faith in Christ, they, in effect, apply his blood to their heart. Believers know with certainty that, because of Jesus, they will pass over from “death to life” (John 5:24).
Thank you for being my Passover lamb. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Thank you for securing my eternity—finally and forever—by your work on the cross.
In your name, I pray. Amen.
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