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The First Passover

Exodus 12:1-30

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Then Moses called all the elders of Israel together and said to them, “Go, pick out a lamb or young goat for each of your families, and slaughter the Passover animal. Drain the blood into a basin. Then take a bundle of hyssop branches and dip it into the blood. Brush the hyssop across the top and sides of the doorframes of your houses. And no one may go out through the door until morning. For the LORD will pass through the land to strike down the Egyptians. But when he sees the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe, the LORD will pass over your home. He will not permit his death angel to enter your house and strike you down…”


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God’s First Creation

Bible Verse for Today: “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth was made” (Proverbs 8:23).

If someone were to ask you what God created first, you would probably look at Genesis Chapter 1 and say “light.”
  However, there is something that God created long before He created the earth. In Proverbs we see Wisdom
personified, and he says, “When there were no depths, I was brought forth, when there were no fountains
abounding with water.  Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth; while as yet
he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the beginning of the dust of the world.  When he established
the heavens, I was there” (Proverbs 8:24-27).

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Open Fear

Solomon noted that while evil men may lengthen their lives by wickedness, the wise path is to “fear God, to fear Him openly” (8:12).

Fearing God “openly” means to publicly fear Him. This is fear clearly demonstrated, exposed for the entire world to see. This point offers several lessons:


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