Exodus 1 - Summary

fear the Lord more


the names of the children of Israel which came into Egypt
Joseph and his generation died
a new Pharaoh turned against Israel
the Egyptians made the children of Israel's lives hard with slavery, but the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied... (v12a)
the evil government mandated something almost like partial-birth, sex-selection abortion
God blessed the midwives because they feared Him and didn't kill the children
the government charged people to kill infants born alive after failed infanticide attempts


But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

The only reason that this verse gives, that the midwives refused to kill the babies, is the midwives' fear of God. The midwives feared God more than they feared the king of Egypt, so they weren't afraid to disobey the king. When we're tempted to sin, we should realize that the Lord is worthy of our fear.


Next time I'm tempted to sin, I'll remember the fear of the Lord, and go away from sinning.

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