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  • Writer's pictureAlan Fong

Do Right

Today's Verse:

But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive. ~Exodus 1:17

 

One of the great preachers and visionaries of a past generation was Dr. Bob Jones, Sr. Dr. Jones was a fiery evangelist whose preaching stirred revival fires and resulted in many men being called to the ministry as preachers. He started a Bible college that had as its initial goal the training of preachers. He was known for many sayings. One of these sayings was when he would say with a raspy preacher’s voice, “Do right until the stars fall!” In other words, never deviate from doing what is right regardless of whether people are with you or not. This morning, we are looking at two simple women who did the right thing and saved a generation of baby boys.

 

We see a godless command.

The king of Egypt issued a command to kill all the Hebrew baby boys who were born. He wanted to stop the population growth of future generations. Infanticide and abortion are the unbiblical murder of an innocent baby, whether in the womb or newly born. Life is a gift from God. The Egyptian king had a low view of life due to the pagan life that he lived. Egyptians, like other pagans, had no conscience about sacrificing babies in the Nile River or in fire. In the case of this command, he wanted to eradicate a race of people through the murder of Hebrew baby boys. His edict was a law and the penalty for disobedience would be severe. When you face a biblical and ethical choice, who do you obey?

 

We see a gallant courage.

The Hebrew midwives were the people commanded to kill the Hebrew baby boys. We see two midwives, Shiphrah and Puah, who defied this order. The Bible says, "But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive." These two courageous women served a greater King! They had faith that the King of Heaven would take care of them. They feared God more than they feared man. They obeyed God rather than man. They were not trying to start a rebellion, but their fear of God and His Word gave them a strong conviction and great courage. By taking this stand, they risked their jobs, their status, and their lives. How much do you fear God?

 

We see a golden compensation.

The king of Egypt was befuddled when news got to him that the two women were saving the Hebrew baby boys. We are told that God dealt well with the midwives and that He made them houses. God blessed their faith and convictions. Their lives were preserved, and they prospered in Egypt when others were languishing. I believe that God blessed these midwives with a holy marriage and children. I believe they were secure in the midst of an insecure setting. They were rewarded in spite of the risks.

 

We see a gospel correlation.

These women did not stop the babies from being born. This is a splendid picture of being a responsible soulwinner. As soulwinners, we need to keep bringing many sons to glory. We need to keep helping birth new believers into the kingdom of God by telling the gospel story over and over. Regardless of the risks and pushback that we might get, we should determine to get the gospel to as many people as we can and see the Holy Spirit save souls.

 

Do right until the stars fall! Do right even if you are the only one who does right. Do right even if your friends leave you. Do right!

 

Have a courageous God Morning!

 

Bible Reading Schedule: Numbers 1-2

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