Can you think of anything better than LIFE?
The Psalmist considered the source of all the blessings of life better than life itself.
Psalm 63:3 – Because Your LOVINGKINDNESS is better than life, My lips shall praise You.
(in different translations)
… Your faithful, gracious, unfailing love is BETTER THAN LIFE itself! …Your love means more than life to me, …experiencing your loyal love is better than life itself,…In your generous love I am really living at last!
LIFE IS PRECIOUS
Matthew 16:26 – For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
BREATH OF LIFE
Genesis 2:7 – And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the BREATH OF LIFE; and man became a living soul.
STORY OF THE RICH FOOL
Luke 12:14-21,23 – “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s LIFE does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. 17 And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” ’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”… LIFE is more than food, and the body is more than clothing…
BREAD OF LIFE
Matthew 4:4 – Man shall not LIVE by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
John 6:33,48 – For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world… I am the BREAD OF LIFE.
THE WATER OF LIFE
Revelation 22:17 – And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the WATER OF LIFE freely.
WAYS OF LIFE
Matthew 7:14 – …narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to LIFE, and there are few who find it.
Acts 2:28 – You have made known to me the WAYS OF LIFE; You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’
WORDS OF LIFE
Acts 5:20 – “Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of THIS LIFE.”
JESUS IS THE SOURCE OF LIFE
John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the LIFE. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
John 1:4 – In Him was LIFE, and the LIFE was the light of men.
Acts 17:25,28 – Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all LIFE, BREATH, and all things... …in him we LIVE and move and have our being.
John 10:10 – The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have LIFE, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Psalm 36:9 – For with You is the fountain of LIFE; In Your light we see light.
THE SPIRIT GIVES LIFE
John 6:33 – It is the Spirit who gives LIFE the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are LIFE.
THE WORD GIVES LIFE
Psalm 119:50 – This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me LIFE.
RESURRECTION LIFE & POWER
John 11:25 – Jesus said to her, “I AM the RESURRECTION and the LIFE. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live.
I Peter 1:3 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a LIVING HOPE through the RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ from the dead…
Romans 8:10-13 – …the Spirit is LIFE because of righteousness.But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also GIVE LIFE to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you... if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live.
Philippians 3:10 …that I may know Him and the power of His RESURRECTION…
RESURRECTION LIFE OR DAMNATION
John 5:29 – …and shall come forth—those who have done good, to the RESURRECTION OF LIFE, and those who have done evil, to the RESURRECTION of condemnation (damnation).
LIFE IS A GIFT
John 4:10 – Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the GIFT of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you LIVING water.”
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE in Christ Jesus our Lord.
SPEAK WORDS OF LIFE
Proverbs 18:21 – Death and LIFE are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Romans 10:8-10 – …“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
LIFE IS A CHOICE
GOD WANTS US TO CHOOSE LIFE, NOT DEATH & DESTRUCTION
Deut. 30:19,20 – …I have set before you LIFE and death, blessing and cursing; therefore CHOOSE LIFE… love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for HE IS YOUR LIFE and the length of your days…
LIFE IS PRECIOUS!
TO BE PRO-LIFE IS TO BE PRO-GOD, BECAUSE GOD IS LIFE!
PRO-CHOICE SHOULD BE TO CHOOSE LIFE, NOT DEATH!
Choosing death is the devil’s work, because the devil is out to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10)
We need to CHOOSE LIFE & defend the lives of the helpless!
CHOOSING DEATH IS DREADFUL!
Although forgiveness & mercy is available to all who truly repent, abortion is obviously a present-day evil!
With the adulterous woman, Jesus was kind, merciful, and forgiving, but he also made it very clear that she was to “go & sin no more” (John 8:1-11). He didn’t want that to continue. He wanted it to stop!
Abortion is a present-day holocaust! It is pre-meditated murder! It is intentionally taking the life of another person!
Of course this is NOT referring to unplanned miscarriage’s or health complicating factors over which someone has no control. This is referring to intentional & planned demise of unwanted, unborn fetus’s.
World-wide, millions of unborn babies are aborted each year! It is estimated that 56 million babies are aborted every year! That is so-o SAD! That is approximately 125,000 abortions per day!
One of the 10 commandments is “Thou shalt not kill (murder)!” (Deuteronomy 19:1-13). The guilt of innocent blood-shed is a very serious offense!
Abortion is the conscious decision and act of killing a human being inside the womb of the mother. It is violent and requires the use of suction machines, poisons, or forceps to tear the baby apart! Abortion is the greatest life-destroying force in our culture today!
Most abortions are purely elective, without even any health reason. Abortion is anti-human, anti-life, and anti-woman! It is one of the greatest tragedy’s of our day!
Many thousands of mothers also die or are hospitalized from the risks and complications of unsafe abortions. There are also many side effects with overwhelming guilt, nightmares, and intense suffering that can and should definitely be avoided!
God is the creator of life. He told people, whom he created – to “be fruitful & multiply” (Genesis 1:28; 9:1,7; 35:11; 48:4; Jeremiah 23:3). He wants us to be fruitful in every good work (Colossians 1:10). His beautiful & wonderful design for life is fruitfulness within the context of marriage. Fruitfulness within the marriage covenant is honorable. Those involved in sexual immorality God will judge (Hebrews 13:4).
Abortions need to stop – world-wide!! These are ungodly, unscriptural and devilish! The devil is out to steal, kill, and destroy! No one should want to participate in devilish works!
SANCTITY OF LIFE
Life commences (begins) with conception!
Life is clearly formed at conception (fertilization). That’s not just a religious belief, it is a scientific fact! Uninterrupted, the child will continue to grow to adulthood. The small zygote has everything to continue to form into an adult.
Ultrasounds at 20 weeks show the active life of the child in the womb – clasping his hands, sucking his thumb, yawning, stretching, getting the hiccups, covering his ears to a loud sound, even smiling… An unborn baby is a creative work of God in process – it is undoubtedly very much a human being!
A fetus is a full, breathing human being. Unborn children deserve acknowledgement & protection.
Psalm 139:13-16 – You created (formed) my inmost being (inward parts)- you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise you.I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are Your works… my frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret… Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.
Jeremiah 1:5 – Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. I appointed as a prophet to the nations.
Psalm 71:6 – From birth I have relied on you. You brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
Luke 1:39-44 – …when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped IN HER WOMB…
Yes, we have a choice, but let’s encourage one another to CHOOSE LIFE not death!
God considers children very precious! Jesus said, “let the little children come unto me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14)
JESUS IS THE SOURCE OF LIFE!
It is not people who should determine who will be born into the world. God is the author of LIFE!
LIFE is a precious GIFT!
Let’s be pro-life & pro-God, because life comes from God!