Israel’s deliverance from Egypt was a redemption both by blood and by power. In the following chapter we read of the redemption by blood.
Exodus 12:1, 2
To be redeemed is the greatest event in a mans history. The day in which we realise redemption must be the pearl of days to us for ever.
Jesus was perfect, and in the fulness of his strength when he became the lamb of our passover.
It was both in the evening of the day and in the evening of time, that by the general voice of the nation, Jesus was put to death.
Not on the threshold, for woe unto the man who tramples on the blood of Christ.
Do these bitter herbs signify our repentance or the Redeemers woes? Perhaps both.
Our Lord’s sufferings are well symbolised by the fire before which the lamb was roasted.
We must feed upon Christ and upon a whole Christ.
Mark that word, “when I see the blood.” Our sight of the atonement brings us comfort, but the Lord’s own sight of it is the true reason of our salvation.
1 Corinthians 5:6-8
Sin is that sour leaven which must go from the heart where Jesus is the Saviour. The apostle Paul puts this more at length in
1 Corinthians 5:6
It is a spreading thing, and if any be left it will speedily multiply itself.
1 Corinthians 5:8
May the Holy Spirit grant us grace to accomplish this sweeping of the house. Where the precious blood is sprinkled, no sin can be tolerated.
Saints behold your Paschal lamb,
Trust his blood, and praise his name;
Keep the sacred feast and be
Now from guile and malice free.
Stand as pilgrims, staff in hand,
Quitting soon this servile land,
Follow on where Christ has trod,
Till he brings you home to God.