The English word “Passover” is a translation of the holiday’s name in Hebrew, Pesach, which means to “skip,” “omit,” or “pass over”. The name is believed to have originated with God “passing over” the homes of the Israelites, which had the lamb’s blood on the doorposts, when His angel was killing the firstborn sons of Egypt. That is possible, since the root p-s-kh generally means “to pass over” in Hebrew.
Deut. 7:7 “The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the Lord loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.”
By (spiritually) applying Jesus Christ’s blood to our lives by faith, we trust Him to save us from eternal death. The Israelites who, in faith, applied the blood of the Paschal lamb to their homes, become a model for us. It was not the Israelites’ ancestry or good standing or amiable nature that saved them; it was only the blood of the lamb that made them exempt from death (see John 1:29 and Revelation 5:9–10).
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