I found an unexpected example of this last night as we read Esther 7 at our CNCF leaders meeting. At this point in Esther, Haman, the enemy of God and His people, has surreptitiously brought about a decree which enacts the destruction of all Jews in the Persian Empire. Queen Esther comes before King Ahasuerus (and risks her life in doing so) to plead for the lives of her people, the Jews. When appealing to the king, she makes this shocking statement which grates on our decadent Americanistic sensibilities:
If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me as my petition, and my people as my request; for we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be killed and to be annihilated. Now if we had only been sold as slaves, men and women, I would have remained silent, for the trouble would not be commensurate with the annoyance to the king. (Esther 7:3–4, NASB)
Esther's godly reasoning speaks directly to one of the primary arguments in favor of the abortion holocaust going on in our nation. I've been told many times that it is better for a child to be murdered than for that child to be born into a life of poverty and potential suffering. And we're so easily taken in by this wicked reasoning. But this is not the teaching of Scripture.
Open your eyes and see the injustice going on around you. If you look back on the Holocaust and on American slavery and think that you would have risked your life to protect the afflicted Jews or Blacks, and yet you are unwilling to give a voice to the voiceless victims of our day, you are lying to yourself.
Brothers and sisters, we must be Esther.