A Passover of Deliverance and Betrayal
It’s the time of the great festival of Israel’s birth as a people, a kingdom of priests, a holy nation (Exo 19:6), of God defeating the oppressive gods of Egypt, of deliverance. But a story with a dark side of betrayal and sin. Israel made a golden calf at Sinai; brought on a new exile of 40 yrs in the wilderness. The betrayal of God’s deliverance continued till sins piled up in the great exiles of Assyria and Babylon. Now the Romans! People longed for a new Exodus.