God is a refuge for the oppressed

God is a refuge for the oppressed


Finding shelter

“You are loving and kind to thousands, though children suffer for their parents’ sins. You are the great and powerful God, the Lord Almighty.”

Jeremiah 32:18

The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

Psalm 9:9

About this week’s promise:

It isn’t fair that we should suffer for our father’s or grandfather’s sins, or that innocent people be crippled by drunk drivers, or that millions starve because of corrupt governments. But all these things are realities in a world ruined by sin.

What can we do? We can recognize unfairness and injustice as facts of life (which is not the same as calling them acceptable). We can also determine to live in a way that is just and fair; with God’s help, we can rise above the corruption.

The abused need not become abusers, and the impoverished need not live in moral poverty. Unbelieving parents need not inflict their despair and hard hearts upon their children.

Ask God to show you how to be a light and a welcome relief in an unjust world.

From the TouchPoint Bible with commentaries by Ron Beers and Gilbert Beers (Tyndale) p 663

For more on this week’s topic, check these Tyndale resources:

The One Year Book of Hope by Nancy Guthrie (2005)
Holding on to Hope by Nancy Guthrie (2002)
The North Face of God by Ken Gire (2005)

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House


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