19 Aug Standards (Ps 106:37) by Dr. Rich Reich
“They sacrificed to demons their own sons and daughters.” ~ Ps 106:37 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge about our world. It does this through measurements that are made based on standards. For example, all mass is measured against a one kilogram platinum-iridium alloy prototype that was made in 1885 and is kept under an inert atmosphere (to avoid corrosion) at Sevres, France. This object has been removed from its protective enclosure only in 1890, 1948, and 1992 to weigh secondary standards kept in several countries. God has set our standards for living way before the existence of any kilogram prototype, and He has imprinted this standard on the hearts and conscience of every human being. Unfortunately, our secular culture has not maintained the integrity of these moral standards and has allowed them to corrode. Even the simplest standard to remember, “thou shall not kill”, is quickly deteriorating. If our culture devalues life in the womb, it leads to the broader devaluing of life outside the womb. We need to regain our moral ground and realign ourselves with God’s standards; otherwise today’s perversions will become tomorrow’s ordinary events.
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the LIFE Group Devotions and the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Full bio..
Faith Challenge: Do not allow today’s secular culture to corrode the moral standards God has imprinted in your hearts. Maintain the Truth that all life is sacred, born and unborn.
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Faith Quote: “We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness.” ~ Francis Chan
Through Christ our Lord,