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Christ in Psalm 119:121 – Pull Up A Chair
Realizations of Truth - The Conservative Christian Apologist

I have done Jesus (judgment and Jesus (justice): leave me not to mine oppressors. Good morning, reader! I’m praying that this series in Psalm 119 is as much of a blessing to you as it is to me 🙂 To refresh your memory, I was challenged by my Sunday School teacher many years ago, to highlight the following words in Psalm 119 because Jesus is the embodiment of each of those words as the Word of God:

  • the law
  • testimonies
  • way
  • precepts
  • judgment
  • justice
  • statutes
  • commandments
  • word

We then replace these words with “Jesus” because He is the fulfillment of all these.

Today’s verse sounds a bit different but to me it makes total sense. Jesus will judge mankind by his word! That is why He is called the Word of God. He will also bring justice! Amen?

As we read through the Old Testament about David, we find that he gave judgment and justice. He made sure that the sentences he gave were carried out. This verse pleads with God not to leave him to his oppressors. David had been doing what was right and hoped he would be delivered from those who would want to do David wrong.

Jesus taught us so much in the word! The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:2-12, lists the blessings we can received:

Mat 5:2-12  And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,  (3)  Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  (4)  Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.  (5)  Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.  (6)  Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.  (7)  Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.  (8)  Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.  (9)  Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.  (10)  Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  (11)  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.  (12)  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Even though you may live according to the Sermon on the Mount, you will more than likely have oppressors. I do! Some of my family are very worldly and think I’m a fanatic for being born again. The Lord promises to help us through these trials of persecution. It’s not wrong to ask Him for help, just as David did!

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