November 1, 2014
Deuteronomy 16-Part 1
Do not eat it with bread made with yeast, but for seven days eat unleavened bread, the bread of affliction, because you left Egypt in haste-so that all the days of your life you may remember the time of your departure from Egypt. Deuteronomy 16:3 NIV
LET IT GLOW
The key word at Passover time was the word remember. (verse 3) God wanted the Israelites to never forget what He had done for them in settling them free from slavery in Egypt. They were to eat unleavened bread, without yeast, which represented sin, and a sacrificial lamb, whose blood covered their sins. Christians celebrate the Lord's Supper, remembering Lord's giving His body and blood as our sacrifice. (Matt. 26;26-30; Luke 22:14-19; 1 Cor. 11:23-26)
Do we remember what the Lord Jesus did for us as He gave His life so we would not have to pay for our sins? Thank you Jesus!
LET IT GROW
Moses reminds the Israelites about the commands concerning the three feasts. All the men over age twenty were to appear at the centrally appointed place of worship. Families were to attend, if possible, These three feasts mentioned here were:
- Feast of the Passover-Only a sacrificial lamb was eaten on that day, in memory of the time in Egypt when God passed over the Hebrews under the blood post, when He killed the first born of the Egyptians. It was done in the spring. (verses 2-8)
- Feast of Pentecost or Feast of Weeks-It was held 50 days after Passover and others could come. (verses 9-12)
- Feast of the Tabernacles-It was celebrated in the seventh month. They lived in booths or tents during this time. (verses 13-25) (Falwell)
LET IT GO
Remember all that the Lord has done for me.
Share with other what He has done.
Daily thank the Lord for my salvation.