My Dear Brothers and Sisters, 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 yearns. ”
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, from the above context we understand that God will protect the poor from those who oppress them. The word “poor” does not refer to a person who does not have money because a person may have money but might lack something else. Anyone who lacks something is considered to be poor. God takes note of all your problems that you go through. Only when a person is steeped in problems he goes through frustration. Such a person needs to be set free from his captivity.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, The phrase, “For the oppression of the poor,” refers to the tribulations which the Israelites suffered while they were captives in Babylon. The Lord represents himself, as looking on and seeing their affliction and hearing their cry. He comes forward to help them. God says, I alone delivered them into the hands of their enemies because of their transgression. But I alone can and will deliver them from the hands of their enemies. And the manner of their deliverance shall show the power and influence of their God.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, God does not want the oppressed to return ashamed. He says, let not the enemy rejoice when you go through trials or when you fall. For God says, “I will arise when you sit in darkness I shall be a light to you.” We should not rob the poor, because he is poor. And we should not oppress the afflicted. For the Lord will plead their cause and plunder the soul of those who plunder them. God himself grieved for the misery of Israel, and delivered them from the Egyptians who oppressed them with cruel affliction.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, God always, saves the poor, from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty. And He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker. Therefore we should not inflict the poor. In case you have been oppressed by your boss or someone who is in authority over you then God will come to rescue, you as you are precious in his sight. All you have to do is to trust in the Living God. Cast all your burdens and problems upon Him and He will set you free from your bondage. He will protect you from those who want to destroy you. He will keep you as the apple of His eye. He will not leave you in the hands of the enemy instead he will guard you and protect you with His wings of protection. God says that He will set you in safety for which you yearn for. So do not worry. He performs what is appointed for you and many such things are with Him.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord thank you for telling us how we need to treat or consider the poor. Make us to understand the problems of the poor and treat them with honour and respect. Never to underestimate them, or inflict them with cruelty but to be merciful to them.