Celebrating Women of the Bible: Shiphrah and Puah

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One of the things that I absolutely adore about the Lord is that he doesn’t have a clear job interview process. He doesn’t sit people down and ask them a list of formal questions. No prior skills are required, no special degrees are encouraged. Instead, he simply asks for willingness.

In fact, he tends to pick the most unlikely of the bunch to use for his purposes. And I’m so grateful for that!

It’s easy to believe the lie that we’ll never do anything of note in this life or what we’re working on won’t amount to much, but example after example in the Bible proves this wrong. The Lord can and does use each of us in our spheres of influence to positively impact those around us. He used two Hebrew midwives to defy the King’s unjust order to change the course of a nation.

Who knows what one small step of faith and obedience can accomplish today!

Work in Progress

Many of the stories in the Bible took place during dark times politically and socially: the book of Exodus is no exception. The Israelites were reproducing like rabbits, which was not a good thing for Pharaoh. He didn’t like the idea of this other people group gaining numbers and growing stronger because they could ultimately lead to a revolt of his precious kingdom. So he made them slaves and forced them to build Egypt and placed heavy burdens upon them. He changed the conversation in society so that the Egyptians would hate and fear the Israelites. Then he unleashed his piece de resistance: kill all the Hebrew boys.

This hurts my heart and makes me want to punch someone in the face all at the same time. But, it’s upon this dark backdrop that the amazing will and providence of God is shown through two of the most unlikely heroes: Hebrew…

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