Scripture Reading: Psalm 103:6. The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
Reflections: To be oppressed means to be ‘treated in a cruel or unfair way’. No one wants to be treated in that manner and yet people tend to oppress others just to satisfy their desires. Those oppressed often look forward to their liberation. The Psalmist discovers that the highest judicial authority and power to deal with oppressors and to free the oppressed resides in the hands of God. God truly executes judgment for the oppressed. For instance, when the nation of Israel found themselves under cruel Egyptian oppression, they had no one to turn to except God. To break the oppressors rule, God began to deal with Egypt. Through the ministry of Moses, He afflicted them with 10 plagues, one after the other. The last plague brought about the death of all first born Egyptian sons. This broke Pharaoh’s resistance completely and led to the liberation of Israel. No oppressor can withstand the judgment of God! God will judge your oppressors and set you free!
Prayer: Oh Lord, let the oppression of the wicked come to an end in my life. Judge them and acquit me from their cruelty.
Confession: God is my judge. He executes judgments on my behalf. He has judged my oppressors. Their oppressive mechanisms are shattered and I am free.