Life – Life Is Precious
“Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The
longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90
percent how we respond to it.” ~ Chuck Swindoll
1. Life is created by God.
Genesis 1:27 (NIV) – So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
Genesis 2:7 (ESV) – Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
2. Life is precious.
Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV) – For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my
mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your
works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in
secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; . . .
John 19:30 (NIV) – When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he
bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Proverbs 12:10 (NIV) – A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of
the wicked are cruel.
3. Honor life.
Matthew 5:21-22 (NIV) – “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not
murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone
who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his
brother, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in
danger of the fire of hell.”
4. Protect life.
Leviticus 24:17-18, 22 (NIV) – “‘If anyone takes the life of a human being, he must be put to
death. Anyone who takes the life of someone’s animal must make restitution–life for life. . . . You
are to have the same law for the alien and the native-born. I am the LORD your God.'”
5. Promote life.