Are You Underestimated?

Imagine the 14th century b.c. Imagine arriving from your simple dwellings in the Nile River valley to the splendor of the palace of Rameses II. Stand before that figure seated on that throne in your worn sandals and homespun robes and hear him tell you to start killing newborn Hebrew males.

I'm sure they would even have resisted Yul.

I’m sure they would even have resisted Yul.

I love this story. I love the refusal of the two midwives, Puah and Shiphrah, to be intimidated by one of the most powerful men in the world. I love their quiet, fierce resistance to evil.

Consider the consequences:

  • Their courage made it possible for a large population of men, saved as infants, to eventually leave Egypt. They were led by Moses, a man also miraculously spared.
  • Those men had sons and grandsons born and bred in the desert.
  • Joshua trained those tough, sturdy sons in the military arts and took back the land of Canaan in a brilliant military campaign whose strategies are still taught at war colleges in the United States.

Resist the devil and he’ll flee. Don’t be overcome by evil, but overcome it with good. Not just clever Biblical maxims, but powerful spiritual truths.

If you’re in need of a shot of courage, remember Puah and Shiphrah and all the midwives who stood with them. Dig deep. Let the enemy look at you and underestimate.

Exodus, chapter 1.










One response to this post.

  1. A great word! Thanks Sister Deb!


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