But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive. Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very mighty.
Exodus 1:17, and 1:20 NKJV
The King of Egypt noticed that the Israelites were a strong people who even though they were beaten and overworked continued to do well and multiply. The King was afraid that the Israelites would increase so great that they would rise up and conquer him to overthrow his Kingdom, so he told the mid-wives when they were delivering Israelite babies to kill any male baby they saw being born, but to save the girl babies.
However, the mid-wives were women of faith who feared God and they did not obey the King, thus God blessed them for their obedience and increased the Israelites to be fruitful to multiply in number and strength.
Fruitfulness is a blessing of God for those who fear Him and obey Him. Fruitfulness is one of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit which we believers enjoy. Let’s give thanks and rejoice that we are most blessed by the Lord as we fear Him and walk in His ways and will daily.
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