Sanctity of Life

I’ve been pondering the phrase “Sanctity of Life” lately. With so much repetition of these words, the question comes to mind, “why is life sacred?”

I think Satan, the usurper, has it figured out. He knows that our lives belong to God because only God can create life. And He creates life in order to bring glory to himself. So any life that is taken by man, is stolen from God and offered as a sacrifice to Satan. Abortion, euthanasia, murder, infanticide and suicide are all the human sacrifices of a culture that Satan has convinced to offer him what rightly belongs to God.

We like to think of our lives as a gift from God, but this idea is a bit flawed. You may do what you want with a gift—even throw it away. But our lives are on loan—they don’t belong to us. For this reason it is our responsibility to use life wisely and to cherish it as a fragile and sacred thing. Someday we will have to render account for how we have used our lives, and how we have valued the lives of others.

“I urge you, therefore, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God which is your spiritual service of worship, and do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good, acceptable and perfect.”

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