Thursday, February 13, 2014

God's Provision is a Reminder

Scripture: Exodus 12:8-11
'They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 'Do not eat any of it raw or boiled at all with water, but rather roasted with fire, both its head and its legs along with its entrails. 'And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall burn with fire. 'Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste-- it is the LORD'S Passover.

Insights: The fourth part of God’s provision is His reminder of what He has done for us.  If you will notice they ate bitter herbs and unleavened bread.  The animal had to be burned up and nothing was permitted to remain until the next day.  Every one of these aspects of the meal pointed to the past and the pressing on toward the future.  The unleavened bread represented their forgiveness of sin.  The bitter herb represented their years in slavery to the Egyptians.  The burned up meat represented the fact they did not have to bring this baggage of the past with them into their new future of freedom.  These same realities apply to us through Jesus.  We call these aspects our testimony.  In other words, we are able to tell other people what our lives were like before we came to know Jesus as our Lord and Savior.  At the same time we get to tell them about what our lives are like now as a result of His gracious life change in us.  We do not have to be weighed down by our past sin, but rather we can walk in the freedom found in Jesus.  This past Sunday I challenged FBCBG to ask the Lord each day for the grace to share the love of Jesus with someone this week.  Today’s verses are a reminder of our responsibility to share Jesus with other people and tell them the good news of our salvation.  May God be brought glory because of your faithfulness to Him.

  1. Have you told anyone this week your testimony and shared about God’s grace in your life?
  2. Are you grateful for God’s deliverance from your life of slavery to sin?

Prayer: Father, open my eyes to those around me today.  Help me be ready to share the good news of the gospel with someone who desperately needs salvation.  Give me the boldness and courage to share the truth with them and may You be brought glory.  Amen.

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