THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
Scripture: Exodus 1:15-22, 12:29
Exodus 12:29 seems almost cruel because it says, “And it came to pass at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock.” In one moment, God killed all of the firstborn in the land of Egypt. And yet, in the context of Exodus 1, we understand why. Biblical judgment over the shedding of innocent blood rises to the level of wickedness that brings termination. That brings us to the application of this concept to our present-day politicians and how we vote. Do we accrue innocent blood by voting for those who champion abortion? If we do, we open the door to our own biblical liability. Representative democracy means we are responsible for the choices of those we elect. The God of the Bible in the last days terminates millions at a time. We want to make sure that when it comes to the balance sheet of heaven, we have not contributed to personal or national destruction.