I was reading Exodus 12 when those dates in there stood out. 2020 was a year that will go down in history as a virus plagued every continent and every household with restricted freedoms. Now, I’m not a theologian, having studied the scriptures for years. Just an ordinary guy who has been redeemed and believe this bible I hold is the truth above everything else. It is our guidepost for life. So, when reading Exodus this morning, those dates rang a bell in my consciousness. The world has just celebrated the beginning of a new year. Here in the USA, on the 21st of this month, our presidential election will be history.
Exodus 12:1-2 “And Jehovah spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying. This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.” This is the Passover’s story when Jehovah plagued the firstborn of everyone in Egypt, except the Israelites who had put the blood of the lamb on their doorposts. In verse 18: “In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall eat unleavened bread until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.”
Is there a connection, a meaning there for us, the people of American, the citizens of the world to return to the ONE God in all we stand for? The past fifty years or so our leaders have bent over backwards toward appeasement. They have okayed the killing of the unborn. They have okayed sodomy. They have downplayed the sacred rights of marriage. They have okayed taking God out of our schools. The leaders look to Technology to run our lives, to keep us safe, and to leaving the Jehovah God out of the equation. The leaders have been conditioning us to keep our religious convictions secret, as it might offend others. Sure, many of us attend church each week, but is that it? We have been accumulating stuff while seeking pleasure over righteousness.