When the children of Israel were slaves to the Egyptians they grew in number to such a degree that the king of Egypt became fearful. He did not want to be outnumbered just in case they turned against him. So, he came up with a solution……
Exodus 1:15-21 (MSG) The king of Egypt had a talk with the two Hebrew midwives; one was named Shiphrah and the other Puah. He said, “When you deliver the Hebrew women, look at the sex of the baby. If it’s a boy, kill him; if it’s a girl, let her live.” But the midwives had far too much respect for God and didn’t do what the king of Egypt ordered; they let the boy babies live. The king of Egypt called in the midwives. “Why didn’t you obey my orders? You’ve let those babies live!” The midwives answered Pharaoh, “The Hebrew women aren’t like the Egyptian women; they’re vigorous. Before the midwife can get there, they’ve already had the baby.” God was pleased with the midwives. The people continued to increase in number—a very strong people. And because the midwives honored God, God gave them families of their own.
WOW! Does this parallel with our modern-day abortion in America or what? OBVIOUSLY, God is pro-life, pro-baby. I know, I know…people will argue, “But THESE babies were killed OUTSIDE the womb. Abortion takes place INSIDE the womb BEFORE it’s a baby.” Really? Can you look at the enclosed picture and, with a sane mind, convince yourself that it is NOT a live baby? Can you listen to the heartbeat inside a womb and still think, “It’s not living yet.” I don’t think so.
Let’s face it, God is pro-life. He likes to show-off what HE creates. And not only that, He was pleased with the midwives, those who “saved” the babies. Because they respected and honored God, the children of Israel increased and became strong. To top it all off…..“because the midwives honored God, God gave them families of their own.” NOW THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!
If we truly respect and honor God, then we will truly respect and honor His greatest creation ever…..people. Every living being deserves a shot at this thing called life…..from the very beginning.
Pastor Kevin Kinchen