by David Cawston

David Cawston
1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Passover is observed in commemoration of the deliverance of the ancient Israelites from their Egyptian bondage. The name derives form the "passing over" of the Israelites when death came to the firstborn of each Egyptian family.

The Passover was the first of the three great festivals of the Hebrew people. It referred to the sacrifice of a lamb in Egypt when the people of Israel were slaves. The Hebrews smeared the blood of the lamb on their doorposts as a signal to God that He should "pass over" their houses when He destroyed all the firstborn of Egypt to persuade Pharaoh to let His people go.

As part of that same commemoration, Passover is followed by the seven-day feat of Unleavened bread, which reminds the Jews of their forefather's flight form Egypt, during which time the Israelites ate unleavened bread only.

In preparation for Passover all the leaven would be removed from the house. Unleavened bread was used in the celebration because this showed that the people had no time to put leaven in their bread as they ate their final meal as slaves in Egypt.

The entire picture of this feast was a celebration of remembrance

Exod 13:3, 6-8
3 And Moses said to the people: "Remember this day in which you went out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out of this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten.
6 "Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the LORD.
7 "Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days. And no leavened bread shall be seen among you, nor shall leaven be seen among you in all your quarters.
8 "And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, 'This is done because of what the LORD did for me when I came up from Egypt.' (NKJ)

Jesus came to complete the law. That is bring it to its fulfillment. That means to bring it to its full understanding.

Matt 5:17-18
17 "Do not ...

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