“Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.”
Before we can be delivered from the oppression of those around us, we must first purge ourselves from the sin within us.
2 Timothy 2:19-21
“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.”
Sin causes our vessel of service to be dishonorable to our Saviour. No amount of oppression that others may throw at us is worth allowing our relationship with Him to be damaged.
“That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.”
Deliverance from the oppression of others gives us opportunity to give God praise for our freedom. His Word reminds us time and time again that deliverance is available to us, if only we will seek His help by coming to Him through His Word.
“In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word. In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee. For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?”
If we want the Lord to order our steps, we must seek His deliverance in times of oppression.
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