February 20, Reading 1 – Exodus 11:1-12:20

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SAA Notes

The first-born are the heirs in their families. Egypt’s heirs all die, except amongst those who joined Israel and sprinkled the blood over their doorposts – the mixed multitude of Exodus 12:38 who went up out of Egypt with Israel. Rebellion against God has no long-term future!

SJA Notes

“But not a dog shall growl against any of the people of Israel, either man or beast, that you may know that the LORD makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.”

These words delivered to Pharaoh are full of the reality of God and His will.

Here He makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel. This distinction is not a little one, a nothing glance – But instead is a crushing blow, a ravaging angel of death.

And this is a truth that shows forth how God works amongst us all, every single person created in His image.

He makes a distinction.

And the final end of that distinction is either glory with Him or the fires of hell for all eternity.

* O Lord,

Please Lord, please save those close and near and dear to us. Our loved ones, friends and family, who do not know You.

Please call them into Your arms.

This truth of You making a distinction can be hard to think through, but Lord it is also wonderfully reassuring that it is not something up to us.

Please Lord, refine us, remake us – Please draw us to You each day.

Amen.

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