“I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.”
David knew what it is like to have enemies. He was not a stranger to hiding in caves or running for his life. He prayed unto the Lord many times than his oppressors would not triumph over him. He had experienced the Lord as his refuge.
“The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.”
Our enemies cannot hinder us anymore than our Lord allows them to do so. God is in control of our survival and our deliverance.
“Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
Although we may desire to get even, we must wait on the Lord to work in our situation. He alone can truly execute justice toward those that do us wrong.
“The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.”
We must be aware that God can use the oppression we face for a His glory. He may use His strength in our struggle to point others to Him through our deliverance.
“In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.”
If we want the Lord to order our steps, we must submit to the Lord through the oppression we face.
Ruth 4 | Romans 4 | Psalm 90
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