In the Book of Genesis, God made a faithful promise to Abraham; namely, that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in heaven and the grains of sand on the seashore. When the people of Israel settled in the land of Egypt, it seemed like God's promise to Abraham was being fulfilled. "The Israelites were fruitful and prolific; they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, so that the land was filled with them" (Exodus 1:7).
Pharaoh, however, is not pleased with this growing population of foreigners living in his midst. In an attempt to curb the growth and spread of the Hebrew people, he not only enslaves them but orders all the baby boys to be killed.
God's promise to Abraham is now in danger. Fortunately, the God of the Jewish people is a God who remains faithful to his promise - even when that promise is threatened by the plots and schemes of wicked people.