Scripture – “The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, “When you help the Hebrew women give birth, observe them as they deliver. If the child is a son, kill him; but it it is a daughter, let her live. The midwives, however, feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live.” Exodus 1:15-17
Observation – Jacob’s son, Joseph, had become second in power in Egypt and because of this was able to save all the Israelites during a time of famine. He brought them all to live in Egypt. But, generations later, he was forgotten and the people were enslaved. Because they continued to flourish and grow in spite of slavery, the king demanded the midwives kill all baby boys as they were born. The midwives did not comply because they “feared God”. They knew God is Sovereign and that such acts were abominable to Him.
Application – In our country today, it’s been decided that it’s okay to kill full-term babies (there’s nothing new under the sun). Oh, they say only for the “health” of the mother even though there’s never a time when its necessary to kill a full-term baby in order to save the mother. The abortionist can decide it’s necessary for her mental health (she doesn’t want to be a mom, she can’t afford to have a baby, on and on), or physical or just about any way he or she wants to interpret “health”. There’s obviously no fear (awe, reverence, honour) of God. What astounds me is that anyone would want to live in a world where it’s ok to kill babies.
There will be women and girls coerced into killing their babies by parents, husbands, boyfriends, and pimps as has always been true in many cases and those women will be the ones who will never be the same.
This is not a triumph for women. It’s another case of women as victims.
Women deceived. Babies murdered. Jesus help us.
Prayer – Father, please help the women who will be deceived and drawn into this act. Have mercy on them Lord. Please convict those who want to profit from killing babies. And please receive all these precious little ones into your kingdom. Lord, please let the gospel spread and come soon Jesus.
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