Oppression

Do not oppress foreigners, widows, orphans or poor people. Do not plan evil in your heart against a brother.

 

Do not oppress foreigners

Exodus 22:21    21 “You shall neither mistreat a stranger nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

 

Exodus 23:9    “Also you shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the heart of a stranger, because you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

 

Do not oppress widows, orphans or poor people

Zechariah 7:10    10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless,

The alien or the poor.

Let none of you plan evil in his heart

Against his brother.’

 

Egyptians oppressed Israelites

Exodus 3:9    Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

 

God rescues the oppressed

Psalm 9:9    9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble.

 

Psalm 12:5    “For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, Now I will arise,” says the Lord; “I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.”

 

Lord helps those treated unfairly

Psalm 103:6    6   The Lord executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed.

 

Lord, rescue me from oppression

Psalm 119:134    134 Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts.

 

Unjust laws

Isaiah 10:1, 2    1 “Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees,

Who write misfortune,

Which they have prescribed

2 To rob the needy of justice,

And to take what is right from the poor of My people,

That widows may be their prey,

And that they may rob the fatherless.

 

God rescues the oppressed and the Lord helps those who are treated unfairly. Woe to those who write unjust laws to take from the needy, the poor, the widows and the fatherless.

 

Please remember that if we have any hope in our Lord and Savior who gave us “everything” we must be continually faithful to the Lord, first. Remember, God loved us first, even before He created us.

God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?

Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the promises of God’s blessings in His time.

 

Prayer:   Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about oppression. Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.

May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.

I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,

Amen.

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