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The Passover Meal
— by Chancie Martin Chancie Martin
Everytime I pick up my Bible to do my devotional I pray to learn a neat new fact that I hadn't known before or that God would shed light on a fact he wants me to know. Well, this past week I came across this in my Beth Moore Bible Study:
 What three symbolic foods were to be eaten during every observance of the Passover meal ?

 Lamb, Bitter herbs & bread without yeast.

 Ok, we know what the lamb is symbolic of, Jesus Christ.

 Some might know what the bread without yeast symbolizes but I wasn't too sure. So, I looked it up in the Bible. 1 Corinthians 5:6-8
 6-"Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast works through the whole batch of dough? 7- Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast----as you really are. For Christ our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed. 8- Therefore let us keep the Festival not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth."

 What I really found interesting was the symbolism of bitter herb.
 This is straight out of Beth Moore "Jesus the One and Only."
 'The bitter herbs symbolized the bitterness of the suffering memorialized in the Passover observance: the bitterness of slavery, the bitterness of death, and the bitterness of an innocent lams' substitution. The herbs, eaten intermittently during the meal, would intentionally bring tears to their eyes as a reminder of the associated grief.

What a great meal to be a part of!!