November 3: “An Election and the Slaughter of the Unborn”

WARNING: This post contains a graphic picture of an aborted baby at the bottom of this article.

Today’s Bible Reading:

2 Kings 16
Titus 2
Hosea 9
Psalms 126-128

Today’s Bible Verse(s):

2 Kings 16:2–3 (CSB): “Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. He did not do what was right in the sight of the Lord his God like his ancestor David but walked in the ways of the kings of Israel. He even sacrificed his son in the fire, imitating the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had dispossessed before the Israelites.”

Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s):

In the United States of America, today is a day that we have been anticipating for about a year and a half. It’s Election Day!

It is on this day that we will vote for, among other things, Congressmen and women, commissioners, judges, various amendments, and the office of President of the United States. While I have joined over 90 million people who have already cast our vote, the final votes will be cast today.

There are many issues that would affect why a person may choose to vote for one presidential candidate over the other. Some value the management of COVID-19. Some value the economy. Others value personality. The possibilities are endless.

But for me, while I am interested in many other issues, there is one issue that is a make-or-break for me. It’s the issue of abortion. It’s the issue of whether or not a candidate will work to expand abortion rights or whether they will work to minimize (and possibly eradicate) the slaughter of the unborn.

Yep, you could call me a simpleton for being a one issue voter but I’m fine with that. It simply demonstrates how important the issue of abortion is to me compared with how I view everything else.

What does God think of a society that kills their children? That answer is found in the verses that I have chosen for today. In those verses, God said that king Ahaz did what was displeasing in His eyes. Then, as an illustration of just how bad he was, God told us what he did with his son.

2 Kings 16:2–3 (CSB): “Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. He did not do what was right in the sight of the Lord his God like his ancestor David but walked in the ways of the kings of Israel. He even sacrificed his son in the fire, imitating the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had dispossessed before the Israelites.”

Friend, a parent is supposed to be the person who, above all, will act selflessly and sacrificially for the benefit and well-being of their child(ren). When that very parent does just the opposite, willfully killing their child(ren), there’s not much that is more evil than that.

I simply cannot and will not knowingly vote for someone who is calloused to the evils of abortion. I will not vote for someone who will not work to diminish and possibly even eventually eradicate abortion.

Because of that, my options for who I can vote for are limited. Eventually, I suspect that I may not even be able to cast a vote in the general elections. But that’s OK. I will be able to stand before God on the Day of Judgment knowing that I was on the right side in this issue.

I sure hope that you agree with me and, if you are an American citizen, will vote accordingly.

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Lord Jesus, the culture of death has grown in my country, the United States of America. They fight and demand their rights to kill their unborn child(ren). I pray that You would bring this evil to an end in our land. I pray this is in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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I have an incredible wife that God gave to me on May 10, 1997. Since then, the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful boys. I am also the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Florida.

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