The Fears of Pharaoh, As a Mighty Nation Rises

“And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generations. And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew him not Joseph.” Exodus 1:6-8      Fear of Pharaoh

The Israelites became a mighty “nation’ while in Egypt. The advisors in Egypt were afraid of the Israelites having fear that they will over power the Egyptians, with that fear they were able to convince Pharaoh of making the Israelites slaves. That didn’t stop the Israelites from multiplying and becoming mightier.

Pharaoh being that he feared of the Israelites growth, he ordered the Hebrew midwives to end the lives of the male babies as they were born and to leave the female babies alive. These Hebrew midwives feared Hashem and so they did not kill the males. They were also not quick enough to be there for the birth since the Israelite women gave birth faster then the midwives could get there, great excuse to give the Pharaoh.

“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandments.” Hebrews 11:23

A daughter of Levi gave birth to a boy, he was the youngest sibling to Aaron and Miriam. The little boy was hidden for 3 months. When it came time that they were no longer able to hid him, that they place him in a basket to float in the river. Miriam watched over the babe until Pharaoh’s daughter found him and was in need of the wet nurse in which Miriam went to get her mother. I believe that Pharaoh’s Daughter caught on that the babe was the child of the wet nurse.

“And the child grew and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.” Exodus 2:10

Moses was with his family until he was old enough to be with the Pharaoh’s Daughter. Moses grew up (some say he was 40) when he killed an Egyptian slave taskmasters(they were raiser of taxes and oppressors). After he killed the Egyptian taskmasters, he told a couple Israelites whom where upset at him and feared that he would kill them also if he felt like it. This placed fear in him of what Pharaoh would do to him, so he ran to the wilderness.

Pharaoh feared that Israelites were more mightier than the Egyptians. So he put taskmaster over them. Exodus 1:9

Moses after killing the Egyptian Task Master out of anger, he hid him in the sand out of Fear.Exodus 2:12

Moses was feared by the Hebrews as he Feared the Pharaoh for his actions. So He ran to the Wilderness. Exodus 2:14

These fears are ones that make irrational decisions, leading to destruction.


Hebrew Midwives Feared Hashem so they did not follow Pharaoh’s commandment to kill the male babies. Exodus 1:17

Moses parent’s did not Fear the Kings Commandments. Which came a great man to deliver His people. Hebrew 11:23

When it comes to Fearing Hashem it leads to life and prosperity.

When it comes to making decisions in your life is it out of fear of man or Hashem, that would lead to destruction or life?

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