CELEBRATE AND REJOICE
Observe the month of Abib and celebrate the Passover of the LORD your God, because in the month of Abib he brought you out of Egypt by night.
1. Remember your departure from Egypt (1-8)
Life in the Promised Land would be a joyful celebration of God's grace for
his people. They were to assemble at the place of God's choosing three times
a year, bringing their offerings and rejoicing before him. The Passover was
the remembrance of God’s deliverance from their slavery in Egypt. It was the
demonstration of his mighty power. It was also his grace when he chose them out
of all nations to call his own.
2. Remember that you were slaves in Egypt (9-17)
The Festival of Weeks was celebrated seven weeks after the harvest began. It
was a remembrance that they were slaves in Egypt, but now they were blessed
abundantly by God. The Festival of Tabernacles celebrated the end of the
harvest. For seven days, they were to live in booths as they had in the wilderness
and remember God's grace in the desert. The life of the Israelites would be a
remembrance of God’s grace and a celebration of life.
Prayer Lord, help me to always remember your grace and live with a joyful heart.
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