Wednesday, February 12, 2014

God's Provision is a Purifier

Scripture: Exodus 12:7
'Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.

Insights: The third part of God’s provision is His purification of our sins.  In today’s verse we learn that the people sprinkled blood on the doorposts and on the lintel of their houses.  The significance of this act was that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin.  God received the people’s sacrifice of the unblemished lamb as an acceptable sacrifice for their sin.  The people displayed their faith in this provision by sprinkling the blood on the doorposts and lintel.  In other words, their obedience to the commands of God proved their faith in His provision of deliverance.  If there was no blood on the doorposts and lintel, then the first born of that household would have died because of their rebellion against the Lord.  The same thing is true for us today in Jesus.  Jesus died on the cross of Calvary in order to shed His blood for our sins.  If we have received Jesus as our Lord and Savior, then His blood literally covers us just as the blood on the doorposts and lintel covered the Israelites sin.  In both of these expressions of love, God is displaying His mercy on us sinful people.  His love is so great for us that He does not wish for any to perish and spend eternity separated from Him; and therefore, He sent His Son to shed His blood for the covering to occur.  If you are of the Beloved of the Lord, then I pray you will display gratitude this day for God’s gracious provision for your life.  May you walk obediently with Him and obey His every prompting in your life just as these Israelites obeyed by placing the blood on the doorposts and lintel.  Have a blessed day in the Lord!

  1. Has Jesus’ blood purified you from your sins?
  2. Have you thanked Him today for His gracious provision of purification?

Prayer: Father, thank You for purifying my life with the blood of Jesus.  May You transform me to such an extent that my life brings You glory.  Amen.

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