Lev 20:1 Yahveh spoke to Moses, and this is what he said,
Lev 20:2 “Say to the people of Israel, any one of the people of Israel or of the foreign guests who are temporary residents in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech will surely be put to death. The people of the land will stone him with stones.
Lev 20:3 I myself will set my face against that man and will eliminate him from among his people, because he has given one of his children to Molech, to make my sanctuary contaminated and to profane my holy name.
Lev 20:4 And if the people of the land do at all close their eyes to that man when he gives one of his children to Molech, and do not put him to death,
Lev 20:5 then I will set my face against that man and against his clan and will eliminate them from among their people, him and all who follow him in whoring after Molech.
Lev 20:6 “If a soul turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that soul and will eliminate him from among his people.
The practise of sacrificing one’s child to Molech was a particularly evil work. It involved burning the child alive. And somehow, the Canaanites were convinced that such an act of cruelty would bring good fortune to the parent. The LORD detested the practise, because he values every life. He wanted to free the land from this horrible religious heresy, and the death it was causing. So, he warned his people not to do it, and not to close their eyes when other people do it.
This same LORD weeps when our modern world cruelly destroys its unborn children in the name of convenience or as an alternate to contraception. Those who have succumbed to the modern Molech need to repent and reform, because God has set his face against them. He intends to destroy Molech and all those who sacrifice to him.
LORD, rescue us from the tragedy of abortion. Heal our lands from this heresy.