Daily Bible Reading: Luke 22:1 – 30
Verse of the Day: Luke 22:1 – “Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.”
This verse begins the passion narrative of the writer Luke. It depicts to us the events of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Feast of Unleavened Bread took place immediately after the Feast of the Passover (Ex. 12:1 – 20; Deut. 16:1 – 8). They were often thought of as one. The Feast of the Passover commemorated the night of the tenth plague on Egypt. The night the death angel passed over the houses of Israel that had the blood on the doorways. The firstborn of the Egyptians died on this night. The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Ex. 12; Lev. 23:5, 6) was a celebration in remembrance of the Exodus. Many Jewish pilgrims travelled to Jerusalem to celebrate these feasts each year. These feasts carry many earthly pictures of the things about to take place in Jesus’ life.
Prayer: Father, thank You for the provision that we have for reconciliation through the Passion of Jesus. Amen.