Choose God, Choose Life

Pro 24:10  If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

Pro 24:11  If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

Pro 24:12  If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

Life is full of choices. God has created us in His image and God is a volitional being; therefore, He created humans with the ability to make choices. Not only are those who are engaged in perpetuating abortion, human trafficking, or taking advantage of the vulnerable making a choice in this matter, everyone else is as well. If we are going to be part of the solution to these sinful issues in our society, then we must make a choice to get involved. However, if we think that to do nothing and sitting on the sidelines is a safe place where we do not risk offending anyone, then we need to think again. After the service last Sunday morning, a fellow shared with me the Scripture above and said that this passage is what convicted him to get involved in the fight for life. He is one hundred percent correct in his application of this passage. I have preached from this and used it in counselling myself several times for the same reason. If we give up the fight for life, then that is a problem. If we do nothing, then that is also a problem. But if we think that we are safe by doing nothing, then we are truly deceived. To think that God will not hold us accountable for doing nothing to help rescue the unborn and the vulnerable, then we need to think again. Doing nothing is in essence contributing to the problem. God holds us all accountable for our choices, and we need to make sure we are making wise choices that honor God in this matter of the sanctity of human life. No one person can do everything to solve these problems in our world, but everyone can do something to be a part of the solution in these matters. Let us, each one here today, commit ourselves to choosing to prepare for our accountability before the Lord and choose to be part of the solution to the problem and not be any part of the problem in the matter of valuing, protecting, and advocating for human life.