Afraid of Pharaoh

I bet Pharaoh was one intimidating guy. Wealthy, wise and powerful. I'm sure he could probably end your life with a word if he so chose. All the more reason I'm impressed with the Hebrew midwives...

Exodus 1:15 Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16 “When you serve as midwife to the Hebrew women and see them on the birthstool, if it is a son, you shall kill him, but if it is a daughter, she shall live.” 17 But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but let the male children live.

It's natural to be afraid of Pharaoh - but it's wise to be more afraid of God.

Lord, give us the boldness of the Hebrew midwives. Help us stand up for the life of the unborn.


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