Please guarantee a blessing for me. Don’t let the arrogant oppress me!
~Psalm 119:122, NLT
God’s delays are not denials.
~Warren W. Wiersbe
For the first time in Psalm 119, the word ‘oppress’ appears. Oppression happens when power or authority is abused. When those in power take advantage of the weak and helpless either by violent force or deceit, oppression occurs. The word oppress is closely connected to slander. It sounds like I’m talking about the democratic party who have oppressed the unborn since 1973. Might I remind you that Roe V. Wade was a fabrication. The entire case was built on a lie. The demos lied and millions have died. Of course the libs argue that they do not kill babies, because the babies are not human, they are a glob of tissue or a fetus. Since they are not human, they have no constitutional rights. You and I know that unborn babies are fully human and they have rights. They have as much right to live as the libs.
Actually this stanza is a prayer in which the Psalmist ask for seven things:
- Do not leave me at the mercy of my enemies.
- Give me a guaranteed blessing.
- Let me see your promises fulfilled.
- Teach me.
- Love me.
- Give me more discernment and understanding
- Lord, it is time to act.
Jesus is our guaranteed blessing. He is our living surety. As long as He lives our salvation is secure. He has taken full responsibility for our salvation and He will not fail. Jesus saves and keeps. If He is powerless to keep, He is not a Savior. All of us get impatient from time to time and pray for the LORD to act on our time table. God rarely responds to these kind of prayers. We can not hurry Him. He acts in His own time. Let us rejoice that He is good and He is wise: He will act at the appropriate time. Remember what Paul said in Galatians 6:9, And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
- Went to DHS football game last night: a little warmer than Thursday. I did not bring them luck. Girls Volleyball going to the State next week. It is hard to believe that high school football is in its final week.
- Plan to go to Ashville to help Wanda McClendon, the lady that took care of us while we were in Seminary. She is 92. I am going to clean up her yard if it does not rain me out.
- Pat Vandiver’s surgery went well.