Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,
Megan
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Shemot

On Thursday, I began reading the book of Exodus. Praise the Lord for giving us His word!

The Jewish name for the book of Exodus is Shemot ("names"), which is taken from the first few words of the book: "Now these are the names of the children of Israel who came to Egypt..." With that in mind, it seemed rather curious that the first Hebrews of that current generation who are named are Shiphrah and Puah.

Who? I wouldn't have known who they were if someone had asked me. Yet God took the time and care to record their names in the Bible. For what reason are they included? Why are they commended? "But the midwives feared God, and..." They feared God and their actions were a result of that faith in God. They were recorded in the book of Shemot because they feared God and lived by faith. Isn't there another book, one in heaven, that records the names of those who do the same?

Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, 'The just shall live by faith.'"

In Luke 10:20, Jesus said to those he sent: "rejoice because your names are written in heaven."
Tags: bible people, exodus, faith, habakkuk, heaven, luke, names, romans
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