How do you respond to authority? Have you ever been asked you to do something that went against what you knew was right? Did you obediently follow? Did you resist? What DID you do?

In today’s episode of All God’s Women we look at Shiphrah and Puah, two midwives placed in a terrible position by their boss, the pharaoh of Egypt. To disobey his command meant they could be killed. To obey, however, meant they themselves would have to kill. As women positioned in a life and death situation, they chose life, even if it resulted in their own death. 

I’m excited today to introduce a new format to All God’s Women. I’m adding actors to add voice to the scriptures, and I’m bringing in experts, other speakers, authors, and Bible teachers to add their thoughts about each of our Bible women. I think you’ll agree it add a new dimension to our studies. 

We find the story of Shiphrah and Puah in Exodus 1. And the first thing we notice is that they are introduced by name, but the pharaoh, the king of Egypt remains nameless. Which lets us know their importance to the Hebrew people. It’s like they didn’t feel the need to even mention his name because he was merely one of a number of kings set to destroy the Hebrew people. But the midwives, THEY were significant. 

Christian speaker and Bible teacher Kelly Levatino talks about the significance of these two women and what they did.

Show Notes

Special Guest – Kelly Levatino

Kelly Levatino is a 36-year-old Jesus follower from Memphis, TN. Her purpose is to motivate women to passionately pursue Jesus for their good and His glory!
Visit Kelly’s website at https://kellylevatino.com/

Voice Actors – Bridget Dean, Fred Wilharm

Bridget Dean is drama director at Springfield Baptist Church, Springfield, Tennessee.

Fred Wilharm is a film producer known for Summer of ’67, Providence, and The Good Book. Learn more at https://www.summerof67.com/

Scripture Background

Exodus 1

Helpful Resources

Fearless by Angela Donadio

The Unique World of Women in Bible Times and Now by Eugenia Price

All the Women of the Bible by M.L. del Mastro

All the Women of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer


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About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.

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