When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.
During the Passover, the Lord, the destroyer was passing through the land of Egypt to claim every firstborn son. Every household door with blood from the spotless lamb was protected from death.
Death was coming to all, but the blood of the covenant protected those who sheltered beneath it.
The sons of the covenant were no better than the sons of the Egyptians. All have earned the judgment of God. But the blood shelters them.
When we come to the table, we find shelter in the blood of the spotless lamb of God. We are not claiming to be better than anyone else. We are admitting our sins, and confessing that we need forgiveness, shelter from the judgment due us for our sins.
We come, trusting in the blood to cover us. We come believing in Jesus, the spotless lamb of God, and his sacrifice for sin.
We come as the covenant people of God trusting in the promises of the Covenant.
If you have no faith, don’t come. If you are a member of covenant community in good standing, then come in faith to the shelter that God has provided for you.