February 24th, 2019
If Her Fruit Departs
Exodus 21:22-25 (KJB) If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, 24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
This Old Testament verse declares ancient laws in place for hurting a woman who was with child. It states that if the woman loses the fruit or her baby, punishment shall follow. In fact, it says the woman’s husband will bring the sentence to that person who caused “her fruit to depart from her…” So, Anotherwards, judgment shall be sought for taking a life, and if a death occurs, the murderer ’s own death will be tried in such cases.
Wow, fast forward to today and life for a life is no longer what is sought in cases of murderous abortion for a woman who is with Child. Indeed, you can clearly see how the times have changed becoming worse and worse. Now instead of seeking a life for a life taken, a baby’s life can be taken because of a choice a woman can make in this world. In doing so, she is not in any danger of facing trial or losing her own life.
Nor does a person lose a hand or a foot if he chooses to harm the hand or foot of another person. Though a man cannot possibly keep the law for there are hundreds of Old Testament Laws, the intent, and character of the law has remained intact. It is still wrong to snuff out the life of another human, whether they are living on this earth or in the womb before birth.
Imagine if this Old Testament Law was followed in this world today. Out of fear of losing one’s own life, and in facing the justice of God, perhaps there would be fewer murders and abortions done in this world? Though Jesus Christ completed the law for every man, each of us must face the judgment of God when he or she leaves this world and enters eternity.