“The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal.” 3 Then Moses said to the people, “Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the Lord brought you out of it with a mighty hand.
Now that the Israelites have been rescued with the mighty hand of God, it is a good time to look back at a previous blog, “The Lord brings us out“.
In today’s Scriptures, the Lord instructs the Israelites to consecrate (set apart) every firstborn male, human or animal as belonging to Me. Remember Moses kept telling Pharaoh that God says, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me.” The Lord brought the Israelites out for the purpose of relationship and to worship the God created them for Himself. The Israelites have been brought out for the glory of God. “Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, every one who is called by My name, whom I created for My glory.” (Isaiah 43:6-7)
“For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us
into the kingdom of the Son He loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
We look to Jesus and remember how Jesus applied the following verses from Isaiah to Himself. Surely by the blood of Jesus, the believer has been brought out of sin to be brought into Christ for the glory of the True and Living God!
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me,
for the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted
and to proclaim that captives will be released
and prisoners will be freed.
2 He has sent me to tell those who mourn
that the time of the Lord’s favor has come,
and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.
3 To all who mourn in Israel,
he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks
that the Lord has planted for his own glory.”
Scriptures: Bible Gateway