Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Exodus 24:1-18; Psalm 68:1-35; Acts 13:26-52

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

Pharaoh had issued a cruel decree that the midwives should kill all Israelite male babies. Yet the midwives feared God more than the king and refused to commit murder. They knew the sanctity of human life and so preserved the lives of all the newborn babies. It was an act of immense courage and required much wisdom to explain it to the king but ultimately they knew that they were answerable to God. The result was that they were greatly rewarded with families of their own. May we conduct ourselves with one aim and object to be pleasing to God. —Paul Young

Trust and obey! For there’s no other way,
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey. —John H. Sammis