So far we have seen the power of God displayed through the coming of plagues on the people of Egypt. Time after time, Pharaoh’s heart has been hard and he has resisted the power of God. But God has been on a mission to show the difference between Egypt and Israel.
It is fitting that we are in the middle of Passion Week, the week leading up to Easter. Passover was the biggest event on the Jewish calendar, and that event finds its roots in these chapters (come back the next few days to read more about it.) But what stands out to me about the trajectory of these plagues is that the last plague is death.
This forces us to reflect on what the ultimate result of sin is: death.
For the wages of sin is death… Romans 6:23a
When we read this Old Testament passage, it should, in some way, direct our hearts to Jesus and the penalty he paid on the cross for sin. He was the ultimate Passover lamb that became the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the people.
By: Graham Withers