God makes provision for His people. This theme shows up here again. Remember how Noah and his family were preserved from the flood. God's remnant was sheltered by the Ark.
Here again God's people are protected. This time by the blood on the doorposts.
Despite their hardships and discouragement, and perhaps because of the demonstrated power of God's mighty hand, they have learned to listen to the word of the Lord.
But note, please, that this time they are to be ready to move. Marching orders are imminent.
Whatever we've been through, God has brought us safely to this point. But we cannot rest on our laurels and huddle into ourselves for comfort.
We have marching orders, too. While Israel was marching to become a nation, we are marching to expand the Kingdom of God.
With every step we are called to model the light of God in our lives. We are called to victory over our enemies. We are called to spread the glory of His name.
We thank You for Your provision and protection. Help us to live with staff in hand, ready for our marching orders.
In Jesus' most precious name.