Dear Christian Sisters & Brothers,
With all that’s in the U.S. news, you may not remember that it is Sanctity of Life Month.
Let’s not forget that January 22 is the 48th anniversary of Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton. And remember that four states and the District of Columbus legalized elective abortion before Roe and Doe.
In an effort to never forget the millions of babies legally murdered, spend some time this weekend to review the best pro-life Bible verses.
More Than Psalm 139
Psalm 139 is the most quoted pro-life Bible verse, but the New Testament has more convincing proof that God values the lives of the pre-born.
If you’re not sure God is pro-life, read the following verses in both the Old Testament and the New Testament.
For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.
(Psalm 139:13-16 NASB)
Upon You I was cast from birth; You have been my God from my mother’s womb.
(Psalm 22:10 NASB)
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.”
(Jeremiah 1: 5a NASB)
“Didn’t He who made me in the womb make him, and the same One fashion us in the womb?”
(Job 31:15 NASB)
Twins Jacob & Esau
The children (Jacob and Esau) struggled together within her, and she said, “If so, why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.
(Genesis 25:22 ESV)
In the womb he (Jacob) took his brother by the heel.
(Hosea 12: 3a NASB).
And not only this, but there was Rebekah also, when she had conceived twins by one man, our father Isaac; for though the twins (Jacob and Esau) were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that God’s purpose according to His choice would stand, not because of works but because of Him who calls.
(Romans 9:10-11 NASB)
And he told her all his heart, and said to her, “A razor has never come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If my head is shaved, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak and be like any other man.”
(Judges 16:17 ESV)
Listen to Me, O islands,
And pay attention, you peoples from afar.
The Lord called Me from the womb;
From the body of My mother He named Me.
(Isaiah 49: 1 NASB)
And now says the Lord, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, to bring Jacob back to Him, so that Israel might be gathered to Him for I am honored in the sight of the Lord, and My God is My strength.
(Isaiah 49: 5 NASB)
But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, was pleased…
(Galatians 1:15 NASB)
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
(Psalm 127:3 ESV)
What may be more convincing is this verse about God knowing all the people of Israel before they were born:
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the Lord, am the maker of all things, stretching out the heavens by Myself and spreading out the earth all alone.
(Isaiah 44:24 NASB)
Best Pro-Life Bible Verses
The best pro-life Bible verses are in the New Testament. These verses require a little knowledge of Greek, but fortunately we can look up Greek meanings using the Blue Letter Bible website.
The New Testament was written in Greek. The Greek word brephos is used to refer to both a pre-born baby (Luke 1:41, 44) and children (Luke 18: 15-17). Luke was a doctor.
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby (brephos) leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
(Luke 1:41, 44 ESV)
And they were even bringing their babies (brephos) to Him so He would touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they started rebuking them. But Jesus called for them, saying, “Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”
(Luke 18: 15-17 NASB)
You’ll find these verses and more resources at MybodyMyworship.com.