o God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, on every bird of the air, on all that move onthe earth, and on all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is,its blood. Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning;from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man's brother I will require the life of man. "Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man. And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth And multiply in it."
The LORD, God, the Almighty, having pushed RESET, now lays out the ground rules. He once again emphasizes that we are created in His image and as such are very precious. He has provided all things, with the exception of the life blood, for our sustenance.
One warning, that those who shed blood, will be required to restore it. Do you and I hear the deafening cries of 60,000,000+ innocent victims of Roe vs. Wade crying for the promised justice? It will be demanded, not only of our elected leaders, but from those of us who sat in silence.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 29
Evening: Psalm 82
"Voices Together" is available as an annual daily devotional and can be purchased at the Fellowship Of Ailbe bookstore. All Scripture is taken from the NJKV unless otherwise noted.