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!
* Dear Lord God, there is none like You. Creator, Sustainer, Life-Giver. Please teach us from Your word today.
“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 of Israel.”
These words that were 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 small, a nothing glance – This instead is a crushing blow, a ravaging angel of death.
And this is a truth that shows forth how God works against us all, every single person created in His image.
He makes a distinction.
The final end of that distinction is either glory with Him forever or the fires of hell for all eternity.
A hard word.
Make sure we are found in Jesus today, do not delay!
* O Lord God,
Please, please save those close and near and dear to us. Our loved ones, friends and family – Those who do not hold You as Lord and Saviour.
Please call them from darkness into light.
Help us to wrestle with Your making a distinction, choosing Your people.
Please draw us closer to You each day.