“Now 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 the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 12:13).
All of us want to live in a world where justice is carried out. We want criminals and those who hurt others to be punished. However, we are not always eager for justice when we are the ones who have done wrong. When we have done wrong, we hope mercy will be shown to us.
As the verse above indicates, God’s final judgment had come upon Pharaoh and the Egyptians. Their rebellion against God and His people would result in the death of all the firstborn children and animals in Egypt. They would experience God’s Justice. How dreadful! Sin has terrible consequences. Sin ends in death (Romans 6:23).
God had instituted the Passover memorial for the Israelites. As the verse above indicates, God tells His people when He sees the blood of the lamb over their doorposts and lintels of their houses, He would pass over them and they would be spared this terrible plague of the death of their firstborn.
Christ is our Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7). My sins result in my deserving to die. Praise God that I have been covered by the blood of Christ and have been spared of the terrible death I deserved. God’s grace is wonderful which He made possible by giving His Son to be my Passover Lamb. Praise God for showing me mercy and not justice. Praise God for allowing His Son to satisfy God’s justice by paying the price for my sin!
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7).