Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, “When you help the Hebrew women give birth, observe them as they deliver If the child is a son, kill him, but if it’s a daughter, she may live.” The Hebrew midwives, however, feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live. So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this and let the boys live?”
The midwives said to Pharaoh, “The Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous and give birth before a midwife can get to them.”
So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very numerous. Since the midwives feared God, He gave them families. (Exodus 1:15-21)
When have you faced difficult moral and ethical decisions?
How do you determine what is right? How sure are you most of the time? What gets in the way of you setting your own preferences aside?
Today’s Challenge: Pay attention to the reasons you and others do what they do throughout the day. Ask questions. Listen to yourself and others process. Be open to learning and growing, becoming more authentic, setting aside yourself to seek and follow God’s will.
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