12 June 2018 Verse of the Day

The LORD rewards everyone for their righteousness and faithfulness. The LORD delivered you into my hands today, but I would not lay a hand on the LORD’s anointed.  (1 Samuel 26:23 NIV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Passover
Exo 12:1
  The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 
Exo 12:2  “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. 
Exo 12:3  Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. 
Exo 12:4  If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbor, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat. 
Exo 12:5  The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats. 
Exo 12:6  Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight. 
Exo 12:7  Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs. 
Exo 12:8  That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast. 
Exo 12:9  Do not eat the meat raw or boiled in water, but roast it over a fire—with the head, legs and internal organs. 
Exo 12:10  Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it. 
Exo 12:11  This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the LORD’s Passover. 
Exo 12:12  “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD. 
Exo 12:13  The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt. 
Exo 12:14  “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the LORD—a lasting ordinance. 
Exo 12:15  For seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast. On the first day remove the yeast from your houses, for whoever eats anything with yeast in it from the first day through the seventh must be cut off from Israel. 
Exo 12:16  On the first day hold a sacred assembly, and another one on the seventh day. Do no work at all on these days, except to prepare food for everyone to eat; that is all you may do. 
Exo 12:17  “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. 
Exo 12:18  In the first month you are to eat bread made without yeast, from the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day. 
Exo 12:19  For seven days no yeast is to be found in your houses. And anyone, whether foreigner or native-born, who eats anything with yeast in it must be cut off from the community of Israel. 
Exo 12:20  Eat nothing made with yeast. Wherever you live, you must eat unleavened bread.” 
Exo 12:21  Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. 
Exo 12:22  Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. None of you shall go out of the door of your house until morning. 
Exo 12:23  When the LORD goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down. 
Exo 12:24  “Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinance for you and your descendants. 
Exo 12:25  When you enter the land that the LORD will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony. 
Exo 12:26  And when your children ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’ 
Exo 12:27  then tell them, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice to the LORD, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.'” Then the people bowed down and worshiped. 
Exo 12:28  The Israelites did just what the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron. 
The Tenth Plague: Death of the Firstborn
Exo 12:29  At midnight the LORD struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well. 
Exo 12:30  Pharaoh and all his officials and all the Egyptians got up during the night, and there was loud wailing in Egypt, for there was not a house without someone dead. 
Exo 12:31  During the night Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Up! Leave my people, you and the Israelites! Go, worship the LORD as you have requested. 
Exo 12:32  Take your flocks and herds, as you have said, and go. And also bless me.” 
The Exodus
Exo 12:33  The Egyptians urged the people to hurry and leave the country. “For otherwise,” they said, “we will all die!” 
Exo 12:34  So the people took their dough before the yeast was added, and carried it on their shoulders in kneading troughs wrapped in clothing. 
Exo 12:35  The Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold and for clothing. 
Exo 12:36  The LORD had made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered the Egyptians. 
Exo 12:37  The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Sukkoth. There were about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children. 
Exo 12:38  Many other people went up with them, and also large droves of livestock, both flocks and herds. 
Exo 12:39  With the dough the Israelites had brought from Egypt, they baked loaves of unleavened bread. The dough was without yeast because they had been driven out of Egypt and did not have time to prepare food for themselves. 
Exo 12:40  Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt was 430 years. 
Exo 12:41  At the end of the 430 years, to the very day, all the LORD’s divisions left Egypt. 
Exo 12:42  Because the LORD kept vigil that night to bring them out of Egypt, on this night all the Israelites are to keep vigil to honor the LORD for the generations to come. 
Institution of the Passover
Exo 12:43  The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “These are the regulations for the Passover meal: “No foreigner may eat it. 
Exo 12:44  Any slave you have bought may eat it after you have circumcised him, 
Exo 12:45  but a temporary resident or a hired worker may not eat it. 
Exo 12:46  “It must be eaten inside the house; take none of the meat outside the house. Do not break any of the bones. 
Exo 12:47  The whole community of Israel must celebrate it. 
Exo 12:48  “A foreigner residing among you who wants to celebrate the LORD’s Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised; then he may take part like one born in the land. No uncircumcised male may eat it. 
Exo 12:49  The same law applies both to the native-born and to the foreigner residing among you.” 
Exo 12:50  All the Israelites did just what the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron. 
Exo 12:51  And on that very day the LORD brought the Israelites out of Egypt by their divisions. 

Consecration of the Firstborn
Exo 13:1
  The LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 13:2  “Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal.” 
The Feast of Unleavened Bread
Exo 13:3  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. Eat nothing containing yeast. 
Exo 13:4  Today, in the month of Aviv, you are leaving. 
Exo 13:5  When the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites and Jebusites—the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey—you are to observe this ceremony in this month: 
Exo 13:6  For seven days eat bread made without yeast and on the seventh day hold a festival to the LORD. 
Exo 13:7  Eat unleavened bread during those seven days; nothing with yeast in it is to be seen among you, nor shall any yeast be seen anywhere within your borders. 
Exo 13:8  On that day tell your son, ‘I do this because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.’ 
Exo 13:9  This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that this law of the LORD is to be on your lips. For the LORD brought you out of Egypt with his mighty hand. 
Exo 13:10  You must keep this ordinance at the appointed time year after year. 
Exo 13:11  “After the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites and gives it to you, as he promised on oath to you and your ancestors, 
Exo 13:12  you are to give over to the LORD the first offspring of every womb. All the firstborn males of your livestock belong to the LORD. 
Exo 13:13  Redeem with a lamb every firstborn donkey, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem every firstborn among your sons. 
Exo 13:14  “In days to come, when your son asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ say to him, ‘With a mighty hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 
Exo 13:15  When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, the LORD killed the firstborn of both people and animals in Egypt. This is why I sacrifice to the LORD the first male offspring of every womb and redeem each of my firstborn sons.’ 
Exo 13:16  And it will be like a sign on your hand and a symbol on your forehead that the LORD brought us out of Egypt with his mighty hand.” 
Pillars of Cloud and Fire
Exo 13:17  When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” 
Exo 13:18  So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea. The Israelites went up out of Egypt ready for battle. 
Exo 13:19  Moses took the bones of Joseph with him because Joseph had made the Israelites swear an oath. He had said, “God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up with you from this place.” 
Exo 13:20  After leaving Sukkoth they camped at Etham on the edge of the desert. 
Exo 13:21  By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. 
Exo 13:22  Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard