You may recall that our conversation about grace commenced with Noah and the Ark.
There we discovered that the word picture for grace is "a fence that protects life". We then made the connection that the ark was a big "fence" protecting all the life left on planet earth.
Also, we noted the connection between "pitch" which was applied to the ark and the word associated with blood atonement.
Finally, we made the important link between Noah's obedience and the building of this "fence that protects life".
We then posed the question: Where else in Scripture do the three elements associated with the ark; wood, blood and obedience occur?
Our answer was the Cross.
But there is also another answer to this question.
Exodus 12:7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.
Exodus 12:13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
When God established the Passover with Israel he incorporated the same three elements: wood of the doorposts, blood of the lamb and the obedience of the people.
Which means the Passover is also a 'fence that protects life".
The Hebrew word for house means "inside the covenant".
The ark was such a house, so too were the Hebrew homes in Egypt that had the blood applied to their doorposts.
Yeshua became the fulfilment of this picture on the cross and the oft used term in the New Testament "in Christ" is actually a reference to living inside the covenant.
One final thing we can note is the theme of the door. In Hebrew it is "the door that controls the covenant".
Noah and his family had to enter through the door of the ark.
The Israelites had to enter into their homes through the door where the blood had been applied.
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. (John 10:9)
How cool is that???