March 23, 2016

Today you should read: Exodus 11

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

Author: Center Point Church

A multi-campus church in central Kentucky. Our mission is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

2 thoughts on “March 23, 2016”

  1. Really thankful this morning God saw fit to give us the way to escape the death that comes from our sin. Jesus is THE Way THE Truth and THE Life and I am forever grateful he added me to His family and Kingdom. In a world that is consistently believing the lies of Satan God’s Word had been the constant truth yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Grateful for the bible today as well.
    Have a blessed day CPC!

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