Daily Devotional
Called to be Unashamed of God

“And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”

1 Peter 1:17-19

Ponder This

In Exodus 12, God instituted the ritual of the Passover lamb. There was judgment on the land because of sin, but God told His people to take a spotless lamb, without blemish, and kill it. The blood was to be shed at each household, and they were to put the blood on the doorpost of each house—not on the inside, but on the outside. They were to be openly, publicly unashamed of the blood of the lamb. What had they done? They had made the sign of the cross.

Even there, so long ago, God pictured the sacrifice of His Son. And God said, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you” (Exodus 12:13). And that is where we get the name, Passover. God will pass over you when the blood is applied. If you put the blood beneath your feet and pass over the blood, God will not pass over you. But when you put yourself under the blood, the judgment of Almighty God will pass over you. And this Passover lamb was a picture of the ultimate Lamb of God, the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • How does it encourage you to know Jesus fulfills the prophecy of the Old Testament?
  • How often do you reflect on the reality that God has passed over your sin because of Jesus, our Passover Lamb?

Practice This

Write down some of the things you have been carrying guilt or shame about and submit those things to God.


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