Notes on Sin
SIN - 1). A new leader began to rule Egypt and he didn’t know about Joseph. (v.8) He forgot about how Joseph was instrumental in protecting Egypt during the seven year period of drought in their history. He made decisions for the future without looking back and remembering the past. When we forget where we’ve come from, it always detours us from getting where we need to go. 2). The Egyptians tried to turn the Hebrews against each other. (v.15,16) The King of Egypt order Shiphrah and Puah to kill all of the baby boys when birthed. They were trying to control the population, especially the potential rise of fighting men, so they allowed the girls to live but destroyed the boys. Rather than doing it themselves, they ordered the Hebrew midwives to carry it out. Our enemy will always try to get us to sin by hurting those we love and care for. And sin will always hurt our future. 3). After the midwives went against his commands, Pharaoh ordered everyone to kill baby boys. (v.22) Though he was resistant at first, he persisted even further. Sin doesn’t necessarily stop the first time we resist it; the temptations may keep coming for a long time because our enemy is persistent in his attacks on God’s people. We must continue to resist, and resist some more.