“Take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and touch the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. None of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning.” Exodus 12:22

The Israelites were about to be delivered from their oppressors, but first, God had a very specific set of instructions. Most important of all, they had to take the added step of applying the lamb’s blood to their doorways. Only then would they be spared the worst plague of all.

Now, the Lord knew which houses held His people. The angel of death was not going to get lost and enter the wrong house! So why was that gruesome paint job so important?

It was about obedience, and it was a precursor to applying the blood of Christ to the doorposts of our hearts. We can sit in church services every night, and read the word all day every day. But if we don’t follow through and apply those words in our lives, it won’t benefit us at all.

The next time you hear a sermon, or read in your Bible, ask the Lord to show you how it applies to your life. Put it into practice. Don’t just let it sit there, unused. Application is the key!