Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Preciousness of the Unborn Life

Psalm 139:13-14 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. (14) I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Here we read another one of David's great psalms. Many feel that David may have written this one just after God gave Israel another victory over the Philistines (and David's fame was spreading throughout the land - 1 Chron. 14:17), and the decision of David to bring back the Ark of the Covenant out of the house of Abinadab. Now, we know that when they brought the Ark of God out of Abinadab's house they did so on a new cart which caused much problems (we will get into much of this in the coming posts). But it is interesting to me to think that this Psalm was written between these two contrasting events in the life of David. I want to spend some time with you studying some of the more interesting truths in the Psalm this week.

In the verses I mentioned today, we see God's care for the unborn child. When David used the phrase "covered" in verse 13, it speaks to being interwoven into your mother's womb, or God putting you together while in gestation.

We live in a world that does not see the value of the unborn child. In 2005, 1.21 million abortions were performed, down from 1.31 million in 2000. From 1973 through 2005, more than 45 million legal abortions occurred. (This info comes from www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html - I don't know much about the group or anything else on the site, but this is good info).

Why have we gotten to the place in our country where the killing of unborn babies is not considered murder? There are many reasons, but one of the greatest, in my opinion, is the acceptance of Darwinism and Evolution. We should not be amazed that people act like animals when we teach teach them that is where they came from. This country has forgotten what David said in verse 14 - I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.


  1. I have blogged on this subject several times. An abortion is not the same as removing a tumor. DNA tells the story. Whether called a pre-born baby or an embryo, there is unique DNA, separate from the mother. This most fragile of human life should be protected by the secular world simply because it is human. Instead ... well, if I don't stop now this will run into hundreds of words. Forget the whales, save the children!!!

  2. Amen! I like that last line, will "borrow" if for later use.