JESUS, OUR PASSOVER LAMB
Among the many instructions God gave Moses concerning the Passover Lamb was that it must be a male without blemish and that they were not to “break one of its bones” in sacrificing it. God was preparing the Israelites not only for their deliverance from slavery in Egypt, but ultimately for redemption from their slavery to sin. For by establishing the Passover as an annual memorial, He was preparing them to recognize the true Lamb of God when He came. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Passover Lamb. He was the male without blemish, the sinless Son of God. And although it was Roman practice to break the legs of those they crucified, which they did to the two criminals on either side of Jesus, not one of His bones was broken. As John reflected in his gospel, “For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: ‘Not one of his bones will be broken’” (John 19:36).
PRAYER: Dear Lord, we thank You for Jesus, our Passover lamb. Through Him we have received forgiveness and righteousness, so that we have become children of God. Christ fulfilled every prophecy and type in the Scriptures and now He sits at Your right hand as our Advocate. Thank You Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.