A cold chill went through my being when I heard a voice cry out at the moment of the passage of the Reproductive Health Act in New York, “May God Almighty have mercy on this state.” Of course, the words were drowned out by the raucous cheers from legislators and onlookers who somehow see this as a victory for “women’s rights.” God have mercy indeed!
This has been a sobering week as it seems the attack on the lives of the most vulnerable has ramped up. Here’s a few things that caught my attention this week:
What is a Gospel-driven Champion of Life to do?!
Consider the holiness of God.
I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
I will ponder all your work,
and meditate on your mighty deeds.
Your way, O God, is holy.
What god is great like our God?
Consider God’s view of ungodly men.
Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
Consider the nature of the battle.
We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:14-16
Speak the truth of the gospel.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” Romans 1:16-17
We are grateful for Jesus who rescued each one of us who believe in Him. We can take comfort in the fact that all of history is working toward God’s ultimate plan, in which He makes all things work together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.
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