Summary: We can learn from God's people.
Habits of Heavens Heroes – Shiphrah, Puah, Jochebed, and Moses
Rom 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience [ cheerful / hopeful endurance] and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.[Confident expectation]
Exo 1:15 And the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
Exo 1:16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
Exo 1:17 But the midwives feared God, [ profound deep respect love fear] and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
Exo 1:18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
Exo 1:19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
Exo 1:20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
Exo 1:21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
Shiphrah and puah were probably managers over several hundred midwives
1. didn’t care about their position or their lives
2. had a profound deep fear reverence respect and love
3. put others before themselves cared for others
Deu 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
Deu 6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
-shall be in thine heart:
-teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when you sit down, and when you walk by the way, and when you lay down, and when you get up.
Deu 6:10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,
Deu 6:11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;
the result was : gods response
1.god dealt well – yaw tab – make successful and happy
2.the people multiplied and grew strong
3.and god made or advanced the midwives homes
-Let us remember these ancient writings and apply them to our lives
Exo 2:1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. jochebed
Exo 2:2 And the woman conceived, and bore a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. He was saved by the water
1 pet 3:20 – 21 tells us that we are saved by the waters of baptism