In my quiet time this week, I was starting to read Exodus. I came upon this section and it’s given me quite a lot of pause this week.
15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16 “When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” 17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. 18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”
19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”
20 So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.
Valuing the sanctity of life and fearing God. Have we lost that in our society today? Our founding fathers weren’t all Christians but the fear of the Lord was very much a part of their mentality as they structured the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. How much of that plays into our governmental debate these days?