There are some experiences in life that are memorable. For the most part, people always remember the first of anything; the first time they flew on a plane. The first day on a new job; the first time tends to represent a milestone in our lives. Many times, it’s a testament to the goodness of God.
If you have been living in bondage then you will always be looking toward the first day that you can be free to do as you please. In Exodus 12, these people probably were looking forward to that experience. But, before they can have that experience, they have to have a first experience. They wanted change and they were waiting for it. Usually when something great is about to happen in our lives, we have difficulty focusing on anything else. But God had other plans. You see, many times we respond inappropriately to the goodness of God. We take His actions for granted and we forget.
God did not want His goodness to His people to be swept away and before He sent them free, they had to set up a memorial: the Passover. All the people agreed with the directions God gave to Moses and they were in one accord; they did what the Lord commanded. Before, they complained and doubted Moses and what he was trying to accomplish but on this day they decided to obey the commands of the Lord. Exodus 12:50-51 says, “So all the people of Israel followed all the Lord’s commands to Moses and Aaron. On that very day the Lord brought the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt like an army.” Sometimes in our lives, God sets up a memorial for us to remember what He did in our lives. Do you remember God’s goodness in your life?
Thought for Today: Friend, remember God’s goodness.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.