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Exodus 1:15 'And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah.'
As we read in the scripture, after the days of Joseph were ended the nation was ruled by many people for generations. His descendants were spread through the nation.
After hundred years, King Pharoah began to rule the nation who was not aware of Joseph. He was curious to know about the Hebrew people. King Pharoah reached out
to Hebrew midwives Shiphrah and Puah. He commands them to kill the new born male. In Ezekiel 16:4 'And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was
not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.' It details about the procedures or a duty of a midwife.
In Exodus 1:19 'And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives
come in unto them.' King Pharoah feared that Hebrews might come against him in the future and he wanted to control the population. He brings a command to kill all the
male child born in the Hebrew clan. He informs this to the Hebrew midwives directly. Today, let us meditate on the two important things did by the midwives during that
Exodus 1:17 'But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.'
In the above passage we see the midwives feared the Lord God. Although they received the command from the most powerful commander, they feared the Lord God and did not
obey to his command. In the Bible we see the children are the heritage from the Lord. The Lord wants his children to be fruitful and multiply. The midwives had two
options one to kill the child or to save them. It was a choice they had to make between Pharoah and the Lord God. They made a firm decision to obey to the Lord and not
the fulfil the command of the King himself. They did which was pleasing in the sight the Lord. The fear of the Lord is to do things which is pleasing to the Lord. We
read in Proverbs 14:27 'The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.' When we fear the Lord God it will protect us from all the snares
of the death. We also read in Proverbs 29:25 ' The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.' When we have a fear of man we will
always be in a fearful state and we cannot find peace. When we fear the Lord, when we trust upon him we will be safe. Even in our lives, we need to ask ourselves are
we God fearing? Are we obeying to the word of the Lord? In Romans 12:2 'And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.' We need to ensure that we take decisions which is pleasing in the sight of the Lord. We
need to choose the right path in our lives and we should not conform to this world. When we take wrong decisions we will go into the path of Satan. We will ruled by the
evil forces in this world. We the children of the Lord must always submit ourselves to be ruled by the Lord Almighty. The Lord alone should be our King our commander
and the one who guide and rules us. When we have the fear of the Lord, we will be transformed internally and externally.
Exodus 1:18-19 'And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive? And the
midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.'
Here we se the King of Egypt called the Midwives again as male children are protected and they are all growing up. In the verse we can see they give an explanation on
why the male children are saved. They claimed the Hebrew women were so strong that they delivered their babies before they could go for labour. The midwives had a godly
discipline which made them tell the truth. It was challenging situation to kill the babies but they handled it with the divine wisdom of the Lord. They also confirmed the
fact that Hebrew women were stronger than the Egyptian women. When we have the experience of prayer in our lives, we will gain the divine wisdom of the Lord. The
midwives co-ordinated among themselves and they might have instructed all the midwives in the land to reach the place of labour at a delay. If we need to develop a
firm faith in the Lord, we need to have the experience of prayer, devotion and worshipping the Lord. When we read Psalm 1:1-3 when we do all the things recorded in those
passages, everything we do shall prosper. The midwives were disciplined, highly co-ordinated and they were dependant on each other in their actions. We need to pray that
God should give us the experiences of midwives and their qualities. We need to make sure we submit ourselves to the Lord to obtain deep faith and adhere to the Godly
Exodus 1:20-21 'So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of t
When the midwives did what was pleasing to the Lord God, they were blessed. The Lord was not only kind to these two midwives but to all the other midwives in the land.
Since they feared the Lord and had a Godly discipline, they prospered and received their due reward. We read in Proverbs 22:4 'Humility is the fear of the Lord its
wages are riches and honor and life.' All the families of the Israel were blessed with riches honour and life. The reward for the fear of the Lord is great. We need to
conform the Godly disciplines to be rewarded by the Lord God. Amen.