by Rev Joel Yong
Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise, says the Lord; I will place him in the safety for which he longs.
In our world, few come to the aid of the poor, the suffering and the weak.
Yet God says that He is their protector. He cannot stand the injustice done to the poor and needy and will protect them!
What a comfort it is to hear that!
Even though at present, the poor and needy may still suffer – they can know that God will avenge them and fight for them.
The Psalmist goes on to write-
The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.
God’s words are pure and uncorrupted. He will deal with the guilty who oppress the poor and needy.