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Meditating on Psalm 103 (part 4)

The LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.

– Psalm 103:6-7, ESV

What an amazing promise! To know that the LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed is a truly amazing promise!

By my observation, I have to admit that there seems to be so much injustice in the world. There seems to be so much oppression. Will it ever be worked out?

Yes!

The LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed!

But how will it be worked out?

The answer to this question is part of the beauty of Psalm 103. Yes, the LORD will one day work complete righteousness and justice fro all who are oppressed—we look forward to that glorious day! But Psalm 103 seems to be pointing to a somewhat different reality and method than the LORD simply doing it on his own without our help and participation.

Notice that the very next verse in the Psalm points out that the LORD made known his ways to Moses and his acts to the people of Israel.

When the people of Israel were enslaved in Egypt, they were severely oppressed. The LORD worked righteousness and justice for his people. He freed them from their physical bondage—and he used a man, Moses, to bring it about!

The LORD is still in the business of working righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel, and he wants to do the same through you and me today.

How might the LORD want to work righteousness and justice for those who are oppressed through you this week? How might the LORD want to make his ways known to you on a deeper level this week?

APPLICATION: Spend time in prayer, asking the LORD to reveal himself and his ways to you on a deeper level this week. Ask him to show you if there are any areas of unrighteousness and injustice that he wants you to address on a personal level. If he reveals something specific to you, be like Moses, be an active participant in the good works that God is bringing about through his people on the earth.

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