The Unleavened Strong Hand
Wisdom's Corner
The Unleavened Strong Hand

In Exodus 13, we read about God instituting a memorial for the Israelites that would help them remember coming out of Egypt. God wanted them to remember that God had brought them out of bondage. He used the words "by strength of hand the Lord brought you out."

The Israelites were not to eat leavened bread for seven days. At the end of seven days they were to have a feast. They were to only eat unleavened bread. In fact, they were not to even be seen with leavened bread during those days. In verse 9, God tells them this is to remind them that " with a strong hand hath the Lord brought thee out of Egypt."

Today Christians partake of the Lord's Supper. Part of the Lord's Supper is the unleavened bread. This bread represents the body of Christ (Matthew 26:26). It represents His body given on the cross for our sins.

Christ is also on the Right Hand of God (Mark 15:62). When one sat on the right hand of a king one was actually considered the right hand of the king. So in a way Christ is being pictured as the right hand of God. Christ brings us out of the land of sin and death when we obey Him and are baptized. He makes us free from sin (Romans 6:18).

So in a way, Christ is the strong hand of the Lord that brought us out of sin. And thus, we can remember this every time we partake of the unleavened bread of the Lord's Supper. It is remarkable that God gave a forepicture of Christ as our Saviour in the memorial that He instituted in Exodus 13.

The Bible is a wonderful book. It is the word of God. In it we can learn so much about the plan that God had from the beginning of the world. Keep reading and studying your Bible. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 2002

Published by The Old Paths Bible School