Today’s Reading: Exodus 12-13:16
Highlights: The 10th plague, death of the firstborn, strikes Egypt and Pharaoh begs the children of Israel to leave. Instructions were given to the children of Israel concerning how they would escape the plague and also how they will observe a weekly feast each year as a memorial of how God had set them free. This is the origin of Passover.
The passover night was a horrible night for the Egyptians. So horrible that even Pharaoh had had enough of the Israelites. But even the good Egyptian families lost their firstborn sons.
For the Israelites, the night liberated them from bondage and was the beginning of their being an independent nation.
How do you think the horror of the Passover night affected the children of Israel, that night, and the memory of it in generations to come? Give some thought to 12:42.