…is a lamp to my feet. – Psalm 119:105
In my last post, I shared my perspective on three significant current events that seem to be repeating Biblical history.
A fourth, that is in the forefront of today’s news, so resembles the pagan god, Molech, (referred to in Leviticus 18:21 & 20:21; 1 Kings 11:7; 2 Kings 23:10; Jeremiah 32:35; and Acts 7:43, to name a few), that it, too, deserves attention all its own. The deliberate taking of innocent lives, sadly, is not new.
Several years ago, I shared my thoughts regarding the implications of abortion. They go something like this:
Those affected by abortion include
- The aborted child.
- The hurting mother.
- The often forgotten father.
- Many un-informed grandparents.
- The siblings, left without more siblings.
- Un-informed aunts and uncles.
- The friends, left without classmates, schoolmates, and new friends.
- The future spouses, who find themselves alone.
- Society as a whole, which is founded upon all of the above.
At that time, those troubling thoughts were of great concern. However, today, some five-plus years later, they take on an entirely new meaning, one which grieves further the hearts of most of us. For as in the days of Moloch, we have and are repeating activities that grieve the very heart of our Loving God and Heavenly Father. In the process, we destroy innocent and vulnerable lives, (if that is not more than enough), and, also, ourselves. “For the wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:23a.
Lest we forget that we “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”, Romans 3:23, let us look at the latter part of Romans 6:23 above, “…but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
It’s time that we recognize that we need Him and need to ask His forgiveness. We are in need of a Savior, God’s Son, Jesus Christ, Who, while saving us from our sins, saves us from ourselves.
Dear merciful Lord, that is our prayer.