A book without a message is but a string of letters. A ship without a sailor at the rudder floats aimlessly on the vast ocean. A company without central management may be apt to collapse. A nation without governance finds no peace.
In the same way, there is a core truth of the Bible on which our salvation pivots on. It is the Passover of the new covenant.
The Passover is a feast appointed by God which contains the blessings of eternal life, forgiveness of our sins, and protection from disasters. We can also come to know the true God through this feast.
Even more critically, we should understand that this pivotal truth was established through the great love and sacrifice of our Saviour.
Let us begin to understand about the Passover through the Bible.
We will be looking at the Passover in both the Old and New Testaments to get a fuller picture of what this feast is about.
Life is precious, but limited. In order to extend it to eternity, a sure route we must take is to keep the Passover of the new covenant.
God warned us of impending plagues and showed us the sure way of protection. Let us have the wisdom to heed the warnings and to act upon it.
By keeping the Passover of the new covenant, we can come to obey the first and greatest commandment, which is to love God with all our heart, soul and mind.
As slaves to sin, being bound to death, how can we be freed? By keeping the Passover of the new covenant, we can be freed from slavery to sin and death.
With just a mere change of date of this feast, the meaning of the Passover disappeared completely.