For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt” (Exodus 12:12-13).
Today’s Morsel: Scripture says that the life of the flesh is in the blood, and that the blood makes atonement for the souls of men (Leviticus 17:11). No one can live without blood. Whether in the flesh or in the spirit, blood is required. Israel needed the blood to atone for their sins when they departed Egypt, which Egypt is a type and shadow of the world. We, too, need blood to atone for our sins to we come out of the world. Therefore, Jesus shed His blood for us. Scripture says, “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission” (Hebrews 9:22). If Jesus had not shed His blood, we would have no atonement for our sins. Thank God for the blood.
Sing: I see a crimson stream of blood, it flows from Calvary, its waves which reach the throne of God, are sweeping over me.
Thought For Today: The blood still gives life! (Parker)