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Life

Life

(Photo credit to Life Issues Institute)

I have talked about life before and I will probably continue to. I am pro-life. Although saying that I am pro-life seems strange in a way because who wouldn’t be for life, you are a life, you are a human being. Who wouldn’t want to protect all life, who doesn’t value all life. Well sadly a lot of people are against life, against human beings and human rights. What about the rights of unborn children? What about the rights of women? Who is going to protect them? Proverbs 31:8-9 (in NLT version) says, ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.’ It is so sad how unborn babies are treated and killed and how girls and women suffer physically and mentally sometimes for years. It’s horrendous how the abortion industry treats women and babies. Its terrible how governments treats women and unborn children. These human beings are somebody’s son or daughter. Praise God for the great organisations helping women and these babies, saying that there are other choices and for the forgiveness and healing that women have found even after having an abortion in the past.

So life is not seen as valuable in our society and its getting worse, from conception to death life is under attack, the unborn and the elderly. It’s so important to defend life, to be pro-life, pro-woman, pro-mother, pro-baby. God brought life into being, God is for life, all life is precious to God. I am often seeing news articles about life being attacked, peoples lives being seen as nothing. We have government licensed murder in our world, we have the most vulnerable in our society being discarded. There have many cases where parents have refused to give up and they have refused to abort their baby and they have recovered and lived a good life. It seems to me that sometimes doctors give up too easy and are too quick to say why don’t you have an abortion.

(Photo credit to Life Issues Institute)

Obeying God

But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive. – Exodus 1:17 (NKJV)

This is a powerful chapter and a powerful story. (Exodus 1) The Jewish people were in a very difficult situation, they were slaves under a brutal regime. Pharaoh was afraid of them and how they were growing as a people so he oppressed the Israelites even more. Then the King of Egypt wanted to kill every boy that was born. Check out the Hebrew midwives response. ‘But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive.’ – Exodus 1:17 (NKJV)

Today in countries around the world Christians are killed, put in jail and persecuted just for living out their faith. Their response in the face of this severe opposition is forgiveness and continuing to serve God. In Acts 5 Peter and others were being ordered not to teach about Jesus. Verse 29 (NKJV) says ‘But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.’

One of the foundational principles of a free nation is freedom of speech and freedom of religion (or freedom of conscience). We must continue to uphold these, if not a country moves into dangerous territory, starts regulating speech and goes down the road of a dictatorship.

Also one of the most important principles upheld by a government should be the protection of life but yet across the globe, leaders and politicians are not upholding this. Life is under attack from the baby in the womb to the elderly. Just as I have highlighted in this post how people have decided to obey God rather than man, we also can live out our faith in every area of our lives according to what the Bible says and that includes defending the unborn in whatever way God has called us to.

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;
ensure justice for those being crushed.
Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless,
and see that they get justice. – Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT) Continue reading “Obeying God”