25 March 21

The death of Christ at Passover was no accident, for at that time a covenantial meal was eaten by all Jewry: descended from the patriarchs, converts, and their servants. A lamb was to die, and it was a sacrifice to recall the death of that lamb the first time that spared the sons of Israel when the sons of Egypt died in judgement.

There is an analogy here. The sons of Egypt are the sons of this age, and every age, who see the imperial power of that time and align with it, at the cost of all else.

The sons of Israel are those who cling to God and to God alone, though that remove them from the great and the good, and leave them outside high society.

Deuteronomy 16:1-8
16 “Observe the month of Abib and keep the Passover to the Lord your God, for in the month of Abib the Lord your God brought you out of Egypt by night. 2 And you shall offer the Passover sacrifice to the Lord your God, from the flock or the herd, at the place that the Lord will choose, to make his name dwell there. 3 You shall eat no leavened bread with it. For seven days you shall eat it with unleavened bread, the bread of affliction—for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste—that all the days of your life you may remember the day when you came out of the land of Egypt. 4 No leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory for seven days, nor shall any of the flesh that you sacrifice on the evening of the first day remain all night until morning. 5 You may not offer the Passover sacrifice within any of your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, 6 but at the place that the Lord your God will choose, to make his name dwell in it, there you shall offer the Passover sacrifice, in the evening at sunset, at the time you came out of Egypt. 7 And you shall cook it and eat it at the place that the Lord your God will choose. And in the morning you shall turn and go to your tents. 8 For six days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a solemn assembly to the Lord your God. You shall do no work on it.

Philippians 2:1-11
2 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

What does, it then mean, in your life, that you live for Christ? Christ has risen, and we have his spirit given to us, true, but how do you judge this?

Do not look for those who lie, and say they were over precise when caught. Do not look at those who proclaim that they are improving the world by discussing their troubles, Do not follow those that say that they are righteous.

Look instead at those who praise others and discount the good they do. Who do not seek praise. Who do not seek reward.

Who know that no good deed is left unpunished by the Satanic spirit of this age, but do good anyway.

You do not ever want to be deemed equal to those of the synagogue of Satan: those who this world loves, the great and good.

You want instead their scorn. For we were called by Christ not to be like them.