In Chapter 12, the Lord gave Moses instructions to pass on to the people regarding the passover sacrifice procedures. It was fairly involved; selecting the lamb, where to slaughter it, how to do it, and then what to do with the blood. Verse 28 says, “Then the people of Israel went and did so; as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.”  Notice that it is recorded twice in this verse that Israel “DID IT.” They did just what God told them to do.

They heard God’s Word and acted on it. It’s often easy to hear and then forget. I think I do that too much.

One commentary says this: C. S. Lewis, the great English writer and Christian, first came to prominence in our country with a book called The Screwtape Letters. These were imaginary letters from a devil to one of his representatives on earth. In one letter the devil gave advice on how to handle a person who was a prospective follower of Christ: “The great thing is to prevent his doing anything …. Let him do anything but act. No amount of piety in his imagination and affections will harm us if we can keep it out of his will …. The more often he feels without acting, the less he will be able ever to act, and, in the long run, the less he will be able to feel.” Faith which is denied in practice soon erodes. The call, always, is to do “just as the Lord … commanded.”