Respect for Life in Scripture
◾Genesis 1: 26-28 – Details the creation of human beings in God’s own image, blessing them, and encouraging them to have children.
◾Exodus 20: 1-17 – Lists the commandments of God to honor Him and to treat others with love and respect.
◾Leviticus 19: 15-18 – To speak out for those whose lives are in danger and to show them love.
◾Deuteronomy 30: 15-20 – Encourages choosing between life not death.
◾Psalm 72:12-14 – Preserving the lives of those in need.
◾Psalm 82 – Defending and rescuing the lives of the helpless.
◾Psalm 139 – God knows us as we grow within our mother’s womb.
◾Isaiah 1:17 – Stopping evil by doing what is right.
◾Isaiah 49:1-6 – God calls us before we are born.
◾Isaiah 49:14-16 – God will never forget us.
◾Jeremiah 1:4 – God knows us from conception.
◾Jeremiah 7:30-31 – States the sin of sacrificing children.
◾Ezekiel 23: 37-39 – States the sin of killing children.
◾Wisdom 1:12-15 – God did not create death nor takes delight in it.
◾Wisdom 7:1-6 – How every human being comes to life.
◾Matthew 18:1-6 – Children and those like children are the greatest treasure.
◾Matthew 18:10-14 – The guardian angels of children are before God always.
◾Matthew 25:31-46 – We will be judged by how we choose to serve others.
◾Mark 10:13-16 – The special place held in the heart of Jesus for children.
◾Luke 1:39-45 – The unborn John the Baptist’s reaction to the unborn Jesus.
◾John 1:1-5 – All life comes through Christ.
◾John 11:25-26 – Christ is Life.
◾James 1:22-27 – To choose Christ our Life is not just to listen to the Word, but to serve the helpless and to keep oneself from the world’s corruption.
◾1 John 3:11-18 – To love one another rather than to kill.
◾Revelation 4:11 – Worship of God in Heaven as Creator of all Life.
Source: Lima 40 Days for Life