Partial Birth Abortion
Can you imagine living in a country and a time when the ruler of said place made a law that all male babies had to be killed immediately upon their birth?
When you do the duties of a midwife for the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstools, if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live. Exodus 1. 16
That is exactly what was going on in Egypt, among the Hebrew population. The Jewish people were held in slavery by the king of Egypt and there were tens of thousands of them and no matter the affliction put upon them, their population grew and grew.
The king said, “Enough is enough.” And, demanded the Hebrew midwives to not allow male newborns to live.
But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive. Exodus 1.17
God blessed the midwives
The king of Egypt was frustrated and angry – he called for the midwives, Shiphrah and Puah. And, he demanded them to tell him why the male babies were being allowed to live.
The midwives told him that the Hebrew women were much more hearty than the Egyptian women and gave birth before they could even get to them for delivery!
God was pleased with these two dear women, Shiphrah and Puah, and He provided households just for them! (Exodus 1.15-21)
The king was angry
This so angered the king, he demanded ALL male babies, ALL sons who were born to be cast into the Nile River and all baby girls to be spared. (Exodus 1.22)
This action by the king ended up bringing freedom for the Hebrew people and the great Exodus, led by Moses, it took a while but finally Egypt let God’s people GO!
Jochebed, Mother of Moses, will be featured on this weekend’s Quietude – you won’t want to miss it!
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