Food for Thought|
A lamb, THE lamb, YOUR lamb
by George Sinkie
to the giving of the Old Law, while the children of Israel were still in
Egyptian bondage, God was preparing to bring the tenth and final plague
upon Egypt. This plague was going to be the death of the first born
throughout the whole land. In order for Israel to be spared from this
plague, God gave the instructions concerning the sacrifice they were to
offer. The focal point of this sacrifice was the offering of the Passover
lamb. Listen to Gods instruction found in Exodus 12:3-5, ...On the tenth of this month
they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers
households, a lamb for each household. ...according to what each man
should eat, you are to divide the lamb. Your lamb shall be an unblemished
male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
Did you notice the progression there? It
went from a
lamb to the lamb
to your lamb. A lamb
was any one of the lambs out in the flock. The lamb
became the specific lamb that they picked. But then it became your lamb
as the personal sacrifice that was going to spare their firstborn.
Paul, in 1 Corinthians 5:7, says that Christ
is our Passover. The Old Testament announced over and
over that a Savior was coming. When Jesus came
and died on the Cross, He became the Savior of the world.
But you need to take Him as your Savior if you
want to be spared from eternal death. If you want Him to be your
Savior then you must obey Him. Hebrews 5:8-9 says, Although He was a Son, He learned
obedience from the things which He suffered. And having been made
perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation...