Be surety for thy servant for Jesus: let not the proud oppress me! Good morning, reader! Spring is in the air in Central Virginia and it’s a welcomed sight, indeed! I love Spring! It’s symbolic of our new life in Jesus and old things are passed away, behold all things have become new!
We are so blessed to be able to start fresh, much like what Spring symbolizes! God used His creation to teach us about Him. Today’s verse doesn’t depict the usual words that Christ fulfilled. However, Jesus is God and therefore Jesus is Good, amen?
The word surety is interesting in today’s verse. David believed without a doubt that God was his foundation and support during those days when David was oppressed. David was sure of this! Just as sure as I am that Christ is our very foundation and in Him we have eternal life as He promised. Jesus spoke of eternal life and it is so important for man to know that he can have this life for all eternity. The phrase “eternal life” is mentioned 26 times in the New Testament. That phrase is not used in the Old Testament, which I find quite interesting. The New Covenant that Christ made with mankind provides this eternal life through Jesus’ shed blood on the cross!
The work of the cross is complete and there needs no other step to be made in order for us to be saved, friend! He is the only way! The world would have you to be oppressed. How much more are we oppressed today in our political climate? Noah Webster defines that word as:
OPPRESS’, v.t. [L. appressus, from opprimo; ob and premo, to press.]
To load or burden with unreasonable impositions; to treat with unjust severity, rigor or hardship; as, to oppress a nation with taxes or contributions; to oppress one by compelling him to perform unreasonable service.
To overpower; to overburden; as, to be oppressed with grief.
to sit or lie heavy on; as, excess of good oppresses the stomach.
The mainstream media has succeeded in oppressing the viewers. So much so, that Americans are sucked into believing their lies. In doing so, they are led down the path of oppression! But we have freedom in Christ! We have that surety that He is still in control and nothing takes Him by surprise! He does not oppress us but encourages us!
Don’t be troubled, my friend. Don’t let the world oppress you! Let the light of God’s word encourage you and teach you how to make it through these times without falling apart. Be strong in your faith! Remember Who you are serving!