Scripture Reading:Exodus 1:17
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
The increasing numeral strength of the people of Israel alarmed Pharaoh and he sought to control this level of population growth. His targets were the male children. He ordered the midwives to kill any male child who was born. The midwives however could not carry out this mission. They were gripped with the fear of God. They so revered God that they could not just kill. As a result, the Hebrews continued to multiply in numbers. The fear of God in context generally refers ‘to a specific sense of respect, awe, and submission to God”. Fearing God saves us from caving into a sinful nature. In life, people may be engaged by your enemies to work against you but just like in the case of the people of Israel, the fear of God can prevent them from moving into action. Indeed those assigned to harm you will abandon their mission!
Prayer: Dear Lord, let those assigned to cause me harm be gripped with your fear so that they will leave my life alone.
Confession: I am in covenant with God. Anybody who is hired to work against me shall be gripped by the fear they have for God. They will abandon what they have been asked to do against my life.