Seeking Justice and Rescuing the Oppressed (8/28/16)
Please answer the following question- Three areas where injustice and oppression is happening in our country are…?
It’s fairly easy to name areas where injustice and oppression are happening in other parts of the world, such as Syria, Iraq and Nigeria, where brutality and human rights violations run rampant. Can we do the same for our own country?
As Christians, we should be able to it. God expects us to be aware of these areas. Isaiah 1:17 tells us to –
“Learn to do right; seek justice,
encourage the oppressed.
Defend the cause of the fatherless,
plead the case of the widow.”
We have to know where there is injustice if we’re going to seek justice for the victims. We have to be able to recognize oppression if we’re going to free people from it. The truth is most of us can’t identify these situations unless we or someone we know is a victim. Plus, we live in a rural, white area that doesn’t have all of the problems which plaque diverse, urban areas. (more…)