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What does GOD say about Life?

bulletGod made us in His image (Genesis 1:27). That means we have rational, moral, and volitional qualities just like He does -- unlike any other created being.
bulletGod originated human life (Genesis 1:26-27), and He sustains it. Psalm 139:15-17 says that He superintends every life from its earliest days in the womb.  
bulletHe is so intimately involved in every aspect of our lives that the Bible says, "If it were His intention and He withdrew His spirit and breath, all mankind would perish together and man would return to the dust" (Job 34:14-15)
bulletGod has a plan for each human life. Psalm 139 clearly shows this, as well as Ephesians 2:10 and 2 Corinthians 5:15. He - and He alone - is in a position to know when that plan has been completed.
bulletALL human life is valuable, then, because God creates and sustains it in His image for His purpose. Those are His "ways" that are so much higher than ours. Deliberately violating them is the Bible's definition of sin. Living in light of them results in joy and peace, the "abundant life" He promises. It shapes our view of other and the value God places on them.
bullet"This day I call heaven and earth as witness against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him. For the LORD is your life..." (Deuteronomy 30: 19-20)

2002 Focus on the Family

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