Bible Ballistics: BBs #192 LIFE Matters—All LIFE Matters!!!
As we hear all the talk around us about “Black lives matter”, “White lives matter”, now “Blue lives matter”, I think we have missed the point — “LIFE” matters because it’s a gift from God! God gave us life, regardless of what the world may say! We are not a ‘chance’ of evolution, or a ‘product’ of the Big Bang! We are created in the image of God, and only the ‘breath of God’ gives life to any and all mankind.
“And God said,
Let us make man in our image,
after our likeness:
and let them have dominion
over the fish of the sea,
and over the fowl of the air,
and over the cattle,
and over all the earth,
and over every creeping thing
that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God created he him;
male and female created he them. ” Genesis 1:26-27
Scripture clearly declares that God created us in HIS image—not to look like Him– but to be a triune creation, with not only an earthly body, but also a mind, heart and soul. We also know that we only have “life” by the breath of God.
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.” Genesis 2:7
GOD Almighty ‘formed’ man, and ‘breathed’ into man “the breath of life”—breath without which, no one has “life”! And mankind, each and every man, woman, boy and girl receives ‘life’ from God. Even with all man’s technology they can’t give ‘life’!!! Only God can, and only by the ‘breath of life’, which God gives, does anyone become a “living soul”!!! All life comes from GOD!!! And that goes for “All the little children of the world”! “Red, and yellow, black and white, they are precious in HIS sight”! God validated that value when He freely sent His Son to pay for our sin that we might have “eternal life”, instead of “eternal death” in hell, which we all deserve. Scripture clearly proclaims:
“….for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God….” Romans 3:23
“…the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord”….” Romans 6:23 All because:
“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son
into the world
to condemn the world;
but that the world through him
might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned:
but he that believeth not is condemned already,
because he hath not believed
in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” John 3:16-19
God gave man life!!! We sold that life to Satan (the ruler of this world since man sinned by choosing to believing the lies of Satan instead of the truth of God)! But God already had the plan laid out for our salvation—because human LIFE matters. The God-given life that we each have is worthy of respect and regard. We are called to be kind and forgiving; oh to think what our world would look like if we just practiced a little kindness to one another and especially those of us who believe in and follow Jesus. May we ever be “speaking the truth in love”? The truth of the ‘gospel’, the truth of our coming Lord, the truth that we care about others!!! And our actions often speak louder than our words!
“Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” Colossians 4:6
We need to remember that we who belong to Jesus “are the salt of the earth” (See Matthew 5:13)! We live in a world that needs our ‘saltiness’ to counter the corruption!!! But when we abandon the source of our ‘saltiness’, we have nothing to give. And that is partly what is wrong in our world—we who profess the name of Jesus, have failed to walk with Him in all our ways!!! We have chosen to go our own way.
We, as a nation, have rejected God—
We removed Him from the public square–
We have abandoned His Word and it’s truth—
We have denied that life is valuable by aborting our babies–
We have chosen the purse over ‘piety’—
We have chosen convenience over ‘obedience’—
We have denied the value of the aged—
We have neglected the care of our young (those who aren’t aborted)—
We have forsaken personal responsibility for the “blame game”—
We have embraced the “Hollywood” culture of godlessness in every venue—
And what do we have? A culture that has no value for life, no respect for law and order, no comprehension of choices and consequences!!! As we shared in Sunday’s Bible Ballistics, our choices will bring consequences—maybe not today—maybe not tomorrow—but we will “reap what we sow”.
“For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind” Hosea 8:7a
And like Belshazzar, we will reap the consequences in God’s time:
“And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this; 23 But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified: 24 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written.” Daniel 5:22-24
For this king, it was “one day too late”– his fate was sealed! The consequences had come due! What about you? Do you value the right “LIFE”? Have you chosen God’s way? Your own? Hollywood’s? Satan’s or Jesus’ way? There’s only one ‘right WAY’, and His name is JESUS! Choose wisely!