May 14, 2020
Dearly Beloved, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Psalms 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 earns.”
From the above context, we see how the Psalmist pleads help from God, because there were none among men whom he could dare trust. This Psalm furnishes good thoughts, during bad times. A man may comfort himself, with meditations, and prayers. Bad times occur especially due to scarcity of money, decay of trade, and the desolations of war. But Psalmist says, that bad times are caused due to sin. When the poor and needy are oppressed then the times are very bad. Even when wickedness abounds then the times are very bad. God himself takes notice of the oppression of the poor and the sighing of the needy.
Therefore we need to approach God, and tell him of all grievances, God will certainly punish and restrain false and proud men. He will work deliverance for his oppressed people. His help is given in the fittest time. Though men are false, God is faithful. God will secure his chosen remnant however bad the times are. As long as the world exists, there will be a generation of proud and wicked men. But all God’s people are safe in the hands of God for none can pluck them thence. Since they are built in Him the Rock, and they are safe.
The people of God are poor and are constantly in need of fresh supplies of grace and being often afflicted, are mean in the eyes of this world. Just as the poor are oppressed by the rich, and as the people of Israel, were oppressed by the Egyptians, so are the people of God afflicted by haughty and insolent persons.
So the Lord says, “ Now will I arise, to have mercy on the poor, and needy and to avenge them on their oppressors, and deliver them from their cruel hands.” And thus the Lord promises to do now, speedily and immediately. God arises in the most seasonable times when his people are in the midst of greatest tribulation and in the utmost distress. To such people, God displays, His wisdom power, and goodness. God says, “I will set him in safety for which he earns.”
This shows that God will deliver the poor and needy from their oppression and put them in a comfortable prosperous, safe and happy situation. In due season the Lord will hear the cry of his children who cry out to God day and night unto Him. He will avenge them speedily. God heard the cry of Moses at the Red Sea. God saw Hagar’s affliction and heard her cry. Nothing moves the father like the cries of his children. He stirs himself, overthrows the enemy and sets his beloved in safety. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we believe that You stand on behalf, of the poor, and oppressed. You hear their cry and deliver them from the hands of cruel and tyrant people. Thank You for being so mindful and faithful to your children. May Your wisdom, power and goodness abide within us throughout our lives. In Jesus name we pray.