According to chabad.org, today starts the commemoration of the Passover.
We remember how God makes a distinction between His people and the rest of the world.
At that time, it was between Israel and Egypt.
We all know that God gives sunshine and rain to both the wicked and the just. Yet, there are also times in the Bible, like during Moses’s time, when God sets a definitive stance to save and protect the people who relied on Him for help.
Yes, we are all God’s people. He is the creator of the universe. His love and forgiveness know no bounds.
Yet, we also have the freedom to choose God or not. We also have the potential to either protect the less fortunate or make things worse for them.
With our decisions, the lines are drawn. Are we with God or not?
Every day, we make these decisions and sometimes more conscientiously than not.
- How often do we rely on how much our money and influence can uplift us?
- How often do we put our ambitions first before we can even think of their impact on others?
- How often do we play god in our careers, business, and relationships in the family?
It is never too late to ask for God’s forgiveness. It is never too late to believe in the saving power of God.
This is precisely why God came as a man to show His people the way to salvation and to building God’s kingdom.
Today, I urge you, my friend, to take at least 7 minutes of your time.
Spend it in asking God for His forgiveness. Spend it in forgiving yourself. Spend it in truly believing that God came, died, and risen to save us.
He loves us more than we ever know.
Let that act not be wasted as we draw the lines every day in our life.
The Lord said to Moses, “Yet one plague more I will bring upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt. Afterward, he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will drive you away completely. Speak now in the hearing of the people, that they ask, every man of his neighbor and every woman of her neighbor, for silver and gold jewelry.” And the Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants and in the sight of the people.Exodus 11: A Final Plague Threatened
So Moses said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘About midnight I will go out in the midst of Egypt, and every firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the cattle. There shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there has never been, nor ever will be again. 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.’ And all these your servants shall come down to me and bow down to me, saying, ‘Get out, you and all the people who follow you.’ And after that, I will go out.” And he went out from Pharaoh in hot anger. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Pharaoh will not listen to you, that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.”
Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh, and the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart. He did not let the people of Israel go out of his land.