Exodus 12:21-23 (NLT)
21 Then Moses called all the elders of Israel together and said to them, “Go, pick out a lamb or young goat for each of your families, and slaughter the Passover animal. 22 Drain the blood into a basin. Then take a bundle of hyssop branches and dip it into the blood. Brush the hyssop across the top and sides of the doorframes of your houses. And no one may go out through the door until morning. 23 For the Lord will pass through the land to strike down the Egyptians. But when he sees the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe, the Lord will pass over your home. He will not permit his death angel to enter your house and strike you down.

In these verses Moses is giving instructions about the Passover that is to take place. The people are told to follow a few simple steps and the lives of those inside of the home would be spared. But for those who did not follow these steps the death angel was to strike dead the first born male of every family and every flock. A later verse said, “Pharaoh and all his officials and all the people of Egypt woke up during the night, and loud wailing was heard throughout the land of Egypt. There was not a single house where someone had not died.”

Every day we make choices in life. We choose when to cross a street. We choose whether we are going to following the rules for crossing the street that are set in place for the safety of our life. For instance if we choose to cross the street, but choose to ignore the sign flashing in front of us that says, “WAIT – DO NOT CROSS” we take our lives into our own hands. The people in Egypt were given the chance to live by following the instructions Moses set forward from God. Those who choose to take their own lives into their hands and disobey; they suffered the consequences for their decision. But those who choose to follow God’s word lived. The bible says there was not a single Egyptian home where someone had not died; but we need to understand there are many dying a spiritual death in homes today. These people have chosen not to follow God’s word, and reject His plan of salvation for us all. God allows us to choose life or choose death and because many reject His Son Jesus Christ they have chosen death. Pray that you can be a witness to those who need Jesus in their lives. Pray for your family, neighbors and friends that they might come to know the saving grace of God and choose life.