God Will Bless the Pro-Life States
As He did in the Scriptures, God will bless those who honor His truth and withhold blessings from those who oppose Him. We must pray that our state falls on the side of life.
From The Stream. In the aftermath of the overturning of Roe (it feels wonderful to write those words!), America will be divided into pro-life states and pro-abortion states, in most cases, quite starkly. Will God make a distinction between them?
Consider these verses from Amos, where the Lord says, “‘I also withheld the rain from you when there were yet three months to the harvest; I would send rain on one city, and send no rain on another city; one field would have rain, and the field on which it did not rain would wither; so two or three cities would wander to another city to drink water, and would not be satisfied; yet you did not return to me,’ declares the LORD.” (Amos 4:7–8)
This was not a matter of God being vindictive. It was a matter of Him getting His people’s attention. Wake up, Israel! But Israel did not awake….
Will He do the same thing in America in the coming days in a (final?) attempt to get our attention?
How Natural Consequences Could Play Out
Jason Jones and John Zmirak painted a vivid picture of what we can expect in the years ahead…
The pro-abort states will gradually get older, poorer, more violent and less free. … Poor communities will remain stuck in the glue trap of government dependence. By doubling down on the socially destructive legacy of the 1970s, blue cities will keep on going the way of Baltimore.
Meanwhile, pro-life red states will become younger, richer and freer. … A rebirth of marriage and fatherhood is the unavoidable outcome — restoring to the poor the one thing they need more than any handout: intact families to grow up in….
But what about the Lord taking action as well? What about Him actively blessing one state while withholding that same blessing from another state? Could we see that happen as well?
Any Scriptural Reason Why God Wouldn’t God Bless Pro-Life States?
My answer is: Why not? What scriptural principle in the Bible tells us that this could not happen?
It is true that, as a matter of what theologians call “common grace,” God “makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45)….
But that very same God, operating on the very same principles, withheld rain at different times in Israel’s history — as an act of judgment and to get their attention — and sent ample rain at other times — as an act of blessing and to get their attention….
I Believe God Will Bless the States That Purse Justice on Every Level
I truly believe that if these pro-life states will pursue justice on every level, continuing to care for the babies in the womb and outside the womb and addressing any blind spots they may have on other justice issues, God will clearly smile on them. He will do this as an act of love and affirmation, and He will do this as a sign. The opposite will hold true for the pro-abortion states….
How are you praying for life in your state? Share your thoughts and prayers below.
(Excerpt from The Stream. Photo Credit: Davide Cantelli on Unsplash)
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