8792 oppression, God’s attitude to

8792 oppression, God’s attitude to

God is concerned for the victims of oppression; he hears, sustains and delivers them. Christians are to exhibit the same concern.

God forbids the oppression of the poor and vulnerable

Zec 7:10 See also Pr 22:22-23

God warns the oppressor

Jer 7:5-7 See also Isa 33:14-15

God condemns the oppressor

Ps 72:4; Isa 10:1-3 See also Pr 17:5; Isa 30:12-13; Eze 22:7,13,31; Am 2:6; Am 5:11; Mic 2:1-3; Na 3:1,19; Lk 11:42

God’s concern for the oppressed

Showing mercy to the oppressed Ps 103:6; Dt 10:18 See also 1Sa 2:8; Ps 146:7-9

Defending the oppressed Ps 72:4 See also Dt 10:18; Ps 9:9; Ps 10:17-18; Ps 12:5; Ps 68:5; Ps 146:7-9; Jer 50:33-34

Delivering the oppressed Job 5:15 See also Ex 3:7-9; Dt 6:21; Ps 35:10; Ps 107:6 pp Ps 107:13 pp Ps 107:19; Pr 20:22; Isa 14:3-4; Isa 49:26; Ac 7:34

The oppressed turn to the Lord

In prayer Ps 10:12 See also Jdg 4:3; Jdg 10:9-10; 2Ch 6:38-39; Ps 42:9; Ps 57:1; Ps 79:11; Ps 82:3-4; Ps 94:1-7; Rev 6:10

In trust Ac 16:25 See also Job 19:25; Ps 42:1-3; Ps 138:7; 2Co 4:17; 2Co 6:4-5; 1Pe 4:19

Christian attitudes towards the oppressed

Showing practical mercy Mt 5:7 See also Lev 19:10; Dt 24:19-21; Pr 31:8-9,20; Isa 58:9-10; Jer 22:3; Zec 7:9; Mt 6:3; Mt 25:34-39; Ro 12:13; Php 4:10,15; Jas 1:27

Showing concern Heb 13:3 See also Ro 12:15; Gal 6:2; Col 4:18; Phm 10

See also

1025God, anger of
1030God, compassion
5347injustice
5480protection
5484punishment by God
5560suffering
5806compassion
6658freedom
6686mercy
7222exodus, events of
8031trust, importance
8614prayer, answers

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