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But the Midwives Feared God – Exodus 1:14-22

Our study continues in Exodus Chapter 1, focusing on the midwives who disobeyed the new pharaoh’s command to murder all newborn Hebrew males and then lied to him about their failure to do so.  Even though lying is a sin, Scripture tells us, “Therefore God dealt well with the midwives … because the midwives feared God…” (Exodus 1:20-21).  Drawing from other examples in Scripture, Pastor Kevin explains that lying is acceptable to God when it is required to preserve human life. Similarly, the Bible tells us that Christians are to obey the governmental authorities.  However, we see that this command does not apply when commands of the government conflict with God’s.  Considering current events and the increasing threat of tyranny in our world today, Pastor Kevin exhorts us to remember that the believer’s ultimate obeisance is to Jesus not the government.  Life is short; eternity is long.

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