Monday, July 12, 2010

The Faithful Midwives; Exodus 1

Have you heard the story of Shiphrah and Puah? They were the faithful ones who feared God..
They disobeyed the most powerful man on earth at the time (the King of Egypt) and saved Hebrew boys. God blessed them and the people of Israel because of their obedience.

May I be like Shiphrah and who fears God and not man... one day to blessed by God with a household..

Exodus 1:
15Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other was named Puah;
 16and he said, "When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live."
 17But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live.
 18So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and let the boys live?"
 19The midwives said to Pharaoh, "Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife can get to them."
 20So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied, and became very mighty.
 21Because the midwives feared God, He established households for them.