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
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:
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!