In the beginning of the book of Exodus we read of the absolute horror of what the king has decreed. He wanted to destroy the Israelites. He wanted to wipe out the male babies. He first ordered the Jewish midwives to deal with the “problem” as he saw, but this heinous king didn’t know who he was messing with. No. It wasn’t going to be that easy. The midwives feared the Lord and would not do this awful thing, and so he had to do it through ordering that the babies be thrown into the river.
As I write that, my heart breaks and my stomach wants to expel the lunch that I ate with my own two year old son a few hours ago.
What kind of heartless, horrible, savage man was this awful king to make such an order? He was evil. Unbelievably evil.
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