Expounding Exodus 1 — How to Overcome the Devil’s Snares [Print Document]
In this article, we are going to expound Exodus 1, with God’s help. We will look at Pharaoh and his treatment of the children of Israel and see how this is symbolic of the devil and his oppression of people. We will look at what it means to stand up for what is right even when there is strong opposition. We will also see how to overcome snares of the devil.
The devil can be represented by Pharaoh. Like Pharaoh, Satan seeks to oppress human beings with fear, sin, depression, doubt, anxiety, hatred, and addictions. Like Pharaoh, Satan also seeks to kill people by having people harm their health, commit suicide, overdose on drugs, and live promiscuous lives. Sin is bondage (2 Peter 2:19). And, the children of Israel suffered in the bondage of slavery, building temples for the gods of Egypt.
Let’s now go to verses 15 and 16 in Exodus 1.
Let’s look at 2 Corinthians 10:3-5. It will give us a powerful tool for overcoming the devil’s attacks.
Getting back to the midwives, we can see that because they obeyed God rather than Pharaoh, God blessed them. Exodus 1:20-21 shows how God blessed them.