For the sake of truth and righteousness as a nation I praise God today that finally, at least on one matter, the UK—when many Western nations have not— has stood up with regards to an important area of modern debate.
In a 330-188 decision assisted dying [assisted suicide/ euthanasia] was defeated, upholding the 1961 Suicide Act which recognizes suicide as unhealthy tragedy in and for society (click here to read more). Today Christians can praise the Lord on this matter. But there is work to do. As we saw in our summer study, much of the blame for our current shift towards immorality and a non-Christian state has been our fault. Let today’s victory therefore, not simply be an opportunity to breed complacency but to recognize the fact that the “progressive” slide away from Christ towards godlessness can be averted, and the Lord desires to use you as a means.
This summer Wilberforce challenged us to be Christians that seek to use our influence for the exertion of the Gospel and the extension of Kingdom values. Today is not a day to celebrate and then cease our endeavours, but to take courage, regroup and engage yet again. May our prayers for revival only become more fervent! May we never cease to labour until “the earth is filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” (Hab 2:14).
The Lord’s Sweetest Blessings,