Exodus 12:29-42 – Here We Go!

Read Exodus 12:29-42

God’s word is true. It is now, and it was then. All firstborn children and animals perished that night. On the anniversary of the Israelites’ 430th year in Egypt, they were on their way at last. Death was the final straw. Pharaoh was not going to change his mind. Was he?

The title of this book is “Exodus” and what we see beginning in these verses is the great exodus from Egypt. It was a quick move. There wasn’t a lot of time to think and to plan. God had told them what they needed to do. God had given them favor with the Egyptians so that they left with a lot more than they had come. We hear they “stripped the wealth” of the Egyptians.

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Romans 6:1-14 – Set Free

Read Romans 6:1-14

There is so much to digest in today’s passage. I don’t even know where to begin. How many times have you heard people say, “well if God forgives me for my sins, then I guess I can keep sinning.” (And, if you haven’t audibly heard anyone say this, then you can certainly watch their behaviors and figure that’s what they must be thinking.)

It’s not a new thought, and Paul calls it out! “Of course not!” He says. Such an attitude is taking advantage of God and his gift to us. He’s not saying we won’t sin, because we will, but we shouldn’t sin on purpose. That would surely show we don’t understand the seriousness of sin in our lives and how precious God’s forgiveness is – Jesus had to die!

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