Good Morning October 15

There is so much voiced about concerning human rights. Our country began by declaring the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The courts have declared that abortion is a woman’s right, and marriage is a right for all couples. It seems that whatever people want to do becomes their right. What is interesting is that the Bible doesn’t speak in terms of human rights. It doesn’t say that a person has a right to be treated in any certain ways. Scripture does bid each person to come in trust to the living God for all circumstances of life, relying on Him to do what is best. It is also clear in our responsibility to care for one another, not to show favoritism, seek justice for the oppressed, and care for the widows and orphans. We have turned all of these into our “right to expect” or demand that such and such be done. We believe we are entitled to all such considerations. Our only right, or rather our calling is to put our trust in the living God who has sent His Son to redeem us from the power of sin, death, and the devil. It is in Him alone that our hope rests.

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