Environmental issues are big these days with many people. People pick up placards and march – they yell and scream – they protest with anger and vitriol what is happening to our water, our air, our soil and the animals that occupy our world.
And yet the life of an unborn child is disposable and can be destroyed with a whim. The pollution of mind, and heart, and body with the sewage of sin is tolerated – even defended as a personal “right.”
You see, there is a greater pollution we should be much more concerned about! It’s the same pollution and environmental issue addressed by the prophet Hosea in his generation…
“Hear the word of the LORD! The LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or steadfast love, and no knowledge of God in the land; there is swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Therefore the land mourns, and all who dwell in it languish, and also the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens, and even the fish of the sea are taken away.” (Hosea 4:1–3 ESV)
Don’t get me wrong… we have a responsibility – a “stewardship” if you please – to care for (and not destroy) the Creator’s world… as the old hymn put it, “This is my Father’s world!” But the facts, according to Scripture, are that one day “The heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness!” (2 Peter 3:10-11)