Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Psalm 10

In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises... He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent, watching in secret for his victims. He lies in wait like a lion in cover; he lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net. His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength.

He says to himself, "God has forgotten; he covers his face and never sees." Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless. Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, "He won't call me to account"? But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand.

The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.

verses 2, 8-14.

When I was reading this Psalm this morning on the bus it really hit me on how applicable this psalm is to the modern day abortion situation. The victims of abortion (primarily the babies, but the mothers as well) are caught in a trap, one deliberately laid for them. It comes out every now and then how Planned Parenthood etc actually add to their bottom line by encouraging behaviours that lead to abortions. Many girls are lied to, then make what they are told is "the best decision" only to have their babies killed and their own souls shredded.

The wording "crushed" really hit me. After all, that's what a live-birth (aka late term) abortion does. It crushes the baby, and chops him into bits. Horrific. These children are, for all extents and purposes, fatherless, just as the psalm says, and I have highlighted.

Sometimes it seems that God is not doing anything about this issue, one that I and many others care so deeply about. But we know that this is not true. God cares for every person - he counts the very hair on our heads.

But as the psalm goes on to state: The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land. (verse 16). The LORD is doing a work here, one that we cannot even begin to understand. But one 'result' is the nations are perishing - the ungodly are literally killing themselves, whilst the godly embrace the blessing of children. Truly, the meek SHALL inherit the earth.

And no matter what, our God reigns from on high, even over such atrocities as murder of millions.

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