April 18, 2022
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Day 107: Journey Through the Bible in One Year
Focus Verses for Today: Exodus 12:1-20
Take some time and ask God to give you His understanding of Exodus 9-12. Read Exodus 9-12. Let’s journey!
Commentary: The Israelites remain unaffected by the remaining plagues covered in today’s reading. God protected them, further demonstrating His power to control where and whom the plagues affected. The Pharaoh chose to harden his heart repeatedly against God and His chosen people, thus furthering the pain and suffering of the Egyptians. Pharaoh witnessed the power of the Lord, yet chose to ignore it! Miracles do not produce faith! The final plague was the death of the firstborn. It is from this action that Jews celebrate Passover. This final plague is unique in that it requires an act of faith on the part of the Israelites to be exempted from it. Pharaoh summoned Moses during the night and allowed the Israelites to be released. The Exodus had begun.
Focus Verses: Exodus 12:1-20 – Why did the Lord require action on the part of the Israelites to be exempt from this final plague? Why did the Lord require the Israelites to remember and reenact these events every year? Consider why it is important to remember. Why is it important for us to remember and study these events today?
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