Daily Lift – December 13, 2019

God Has Already Decreed

At the Seventeenth of Leviticus, those causing the death of another man’s livestock were obligated to make restitution for it. However, the law stated and reiterated that anyone who killed another person would be put to death. The same penalty was prescribed at Exodus Twenty-One for causing a pregnant woman to lose her child. Though the man responsible was to be punished if the child survived, he was to be put to death if the child died. This statute was applicable with regard to a loss caused by accident in the midst of a strife between persons, and no limit was placed upon the time of gestation. How great, then, should be the penalty for intentionally causing the death of the unborn, and why debate what God has already decreed?

Written by David Hayes Prophater