“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” (Exodus 12:13).
Today’s verse comes from the story of God rescuing the Israelites from Egypt. God commanded Israel to prepare the Passover by slaughtering a lamb and putting its blood on the doorframes of the houses of Israel. Then the LORD would pass over the homes marked by the blood of the lamb but kill the first born of those whose homes were not covered by the blood of the lamb.
Notice, the only requirement for salvation from death was the blood of the lamb. God did not check to see if those inside the house were worthy of salvation. The only thing that mattered was the presence of the blood of the sacrificial lamb. Those who were saved that night included murderers, liars, cheaters, adulterers, idolaters, sinners of all kinds and flavors!
The reason why God did not check the worthiness of those inside the house is because no one is worthy.
Salvation is not about the worthiness of the sinner.
Salvation is all about the presence of the blood of the sacrificial lamb.
When it comes to judgment, God will not be checking for our worthiness. If that were the criterion none of us would be saved. The only thing that will matter at the time of judgment is whether we are covered by the blood of the Lamb.
Friends, God loves you. If Jesus is your Lord and Savior, there is nothing in this world that will separate you from God’s love.
If you have not yet received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, what are you waiting for?!?! Receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Confess that you are a sinner in need of a Savior and commit to following him.
If you’ve said that prayer, please let me know. The Little Church and Lakewoodgrace would love to walk with you in the journey of faith.
God loves you. Have a great day!