Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of one was Shiphrah and the name of the other Puah; and he said, “When you do the duties of a midwife for the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstools, if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.” But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of
I love the story of Moses. I’ve been hearing it and repeating it since I was a child. Moses was a man who knew and loved God — and eventually became the great deliverer of
Before Moses was born, the children of
By government edict it was birth control. Yet these Hebrew midwives who delivered the babies feared God. Would to God that we had people who knew how to fear Him in our own generation and stand in the gap. But these midwives practiced what we call civil disobedience because they wanted to obey God before man. They were great heroines.
The tyrannical Pharaoh concocted a plan for infanticide — decreeing that every baby boy of the Hebrews be thrown into the
They were slaves — cruelly controlled by a hard taskmaster. But then a little baby was born. God has often changed history with the birth of a child — a child of destiny. Moses was a great man of God who was open to being used for His glory. Several lessons can be learned here: choose life, fear God, and determine to be open to Him so that He can also do great and mighty things through you.
GOD HAS MANY TIMES CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY THROUGH THE BIRTH AND LIFE OF A SMALL CHILD.