So, as time passed, the Egyptians changed from appreciating the children of Israel to fearing and loathing them. Once that transition happened, the Egyptians ceased to see the Israelites as people and began to see them as enemies, nuisances and threats. They value of the Israelites lives became worthless, especially to Pharaoh. So, since he no longer saw them as people, he began to exploit them as slaves and kill them as a threat.
So, when the exploitation failed, the Pharaoh ordered the deaths of all the newborn Hebrew boys—but, the girls he let live. The pure devaluation of Hebrew lives was cruel, ruthless and abhorrent.
Sadly, we see the same thing today. Between the killing and harvesting of fetuses through abortion and the senseless murders of non Muslims by ISIS, we see a world that is devaluing life every day. Once that occurs, it is a terrible spiral to mass murder and genocide. We as the church must be on our knees crying out to God for the preservation of life. We need his intervention to prevent the next stages of persecution and exploitation. History teaches us that without God’s lead, men never become better or kinder, they simply continue to value themselves above all others. Please intervene, Lord God—we pray.
God Bless You
So the Egyptians made the Israelites their slaves. They appointed brutal slave drivers over them, hoping to wear them down with crushing labor. They forced them to build the cities of Pithom and Rameses as supply centers for the king. 12 But the more the Egyptians oppressed them, the more the Israelites multiplied and spread, and the more alarmed the Egyptians became. 13 So the Egyptians worked the people of Israel without mercy. 14 They made their lives bitter, forcing them to mix mortar and make bricks and do all the work in the fields. They were ruthless in all their demands.
15 Then Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, gave this order to the Hebrew midwives, Shiphrah and Puah: 16 “When you help the Hebrew women as they give birth, watch as they deliver.[c] If the baby is a boy, kill him; if it is a girl, let her live.” 17 But because the midwives feared God, they refused to obey the king’s orders. They allowed the boys to live, too.