For wicked men are found among my people;
they lurk like fowlers lying in wait.
They set a trap; they catch men.
Like a cage full of birds,
their houses are full of deceit;
therefore they have become great and rich;
they have grown fat and sleek.
They know no bounds in deeds of evil;
they judge not with justice
the cause of the fatherless, to make it prosper,
and they do not defend the rights of the needy.
Shall I not punish them for these things?
declares the Lord,
and shall I not avenge myself
on a nation such as this?”
Jeremiah 5:26 – 29
For the sons of Judah have done evil in my sight, declares the Lord. They have set their detestable things in the house that is called by my name, to defile it. And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into my mind.
Jeremiah 7:30 – 31
I advocate for adoption as the only right answer instead of abortion for women who can’t or don’t want to raise a child because of God’s statements here.
I do not stand in judgement of anyone overwhelmed by such decisions or crushed by experiences of this in their life. My feelings and statements aren’t intended as contempt or condemnation for anyone who contemplates abortion or who has made that choice but from my place my accountability before God I’m moved to commit to care for children who are given for adoption.
In valuing adoption over abortion I don’t discredit the beauty and value of God’s words that He sees and knits together people in the womb but I am motivated by God’s judgement of men for not standing in righteousness against the sacrificing of children, caring for those who have no one to love and advocate for them. These passages are so compelling to me because it shows just how much His heart is for those who have no one. I want to follow His heart.
He is the Father to the fatherless.
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
is God in his holy habitation.
God settles the solitary in a home;
he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.