I find a lot of interesting things in these verses, probably too many to list in one short space. The first is the consecration of the first born male.  That man belongs to God contrasting with Egypt where the first born was to die.  Now all of this was instruction before leaving Egypt.  I do notice too that these were mostly for their spiritual life not just for their physical journey.
I find interesting when a son would ask why all this they were to instruct them why.  I see failure among our present day Christianity possibly even by me with my family.
I find in myself a chuckle when I see the firstborn donkey being redeemed by a lamb. Remember what John the Baptist said when he first saw Jesus.  Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.  He died for donkey like men including myself before I was saved.
One more thing in verse 20.  The easy way is not always the best way.  We will see that as we read on.
Written by Pastor Curt Darling

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