"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.
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty"
Pharaoh asked a very hard thing of the midwives to kill the Hebrew male children. It may have been according to the king's law, but morally wrong. The part where the "midwives feared God" more really struck me after the discussion we just had in family scripture reading. We talked about how things can be legal or socially acceptable, but morally against God's laws. How the choice always has to be to stand with God and his laws, regardless of what is politically correct.
In this chapter the midwives did not kill the male Hebrew children and for this the midwives and the people are blessed. That is such an example to me in the course I need to follow. Hard things can be asked of me, but morally I need to always follow God's laws. Just because something is legal, doesn't make it right.