The Passover Lamb


Psalm 34:20 – “He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.”

This psalm written by David is a true prophecy of the Lord Jesus Christ. When Jesus was crucified on the cross for the sins of all mankind, His body was beaten, bruised, flogged and pierced. But through it all, none of His bones were broken. To understand the significance of this, we must recollect that during the preparation of the Passover lamb for sacrifice, none of its bones were to be broken (Exodus 12:46).

The Passover lamb was sacrificed every year by the Israelites to commemorate how the Lord delivered them from slavery. In the New Testament, we learn that Jesus became our Passover lamb and delivered us from sin. Just as the blood of the first Passover lamb was applied on the doorposts to save households from death, when we accept Jesus’ sacrifice, His blood is applied over our individual lives and we are saved from eternal death.

Jesus Christ was like a spotless lamb, with no blemish or stain of sin. Yet He took our own sins upon Himself and died in our place, so we might receive forgiveness and eternal life. Our response to His sacrifice needs to be a repentant heart and a life of grateful servitude.

Prayer: Jesus, thank you for being my Passover lamb and dying so that I might live. Help me live a life that shouts Your praise. Amen.