Great Cloud of Witnesses:

Shiprah & Puah What can we learn from their lives?

Read & Reflect: Exodus 1

Respond: At the beginning of the book of Exodus, the Bible tells us that the ruler of Egypt decrees that all Hebrew boys must be killed by the midwife delivering the baby. Two such midwives are named, Shiprah and Puah. They take a stand and refuse to do this. “But the midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they let the boys live.” (1:17)

Faced with evil, what do we do? How do we support what is right? How do we stand up for God’s way?