This past Sunday in our study of Exodus 1, we saw the midwives of the Israelites refuse the order of the mighty Pharaoh of Egypt. Fearing the people of God, Pharaoh ordered all the children to be killed. We read in Exodus 1:17, "But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive." The fear of God superseded fear of man! It is rare in America that we face such decisions, but around the world this is all too common. Just this past week a man was fined for praying silently, in his head outside an abortion clinic in England. We should pray for the persecuted church and we should spend some time considering the boldness of other believers. What would it take to stop us from praying? What would we be willing to suffer for the Gospel of Christ?