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Oppression Displeases God by Pastor W.F Kumuyi

DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL

FRIDAY, AUGUST 05, 2022

OPPRESSION DISPLEASES GOD

TEXT: Micah 2:1-6

KEY VERSE:

“Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.” – (Micah 2:1).

King Solomon wrote that God “hath made everything beautiful in His time” and that is true. All one has to do is observe the order in nature. The sun shines during the day and the moon at night; the sea may roar but it keeps its boundary. Despite climate change, the seasons follow their courses routinely. But man has invented many evil things and altered God’s ordained order.

God gave the Israelites civil and moral laws to guide their interpersonal relationships. But they violated God’s laws by subscribing to a culture of moral corruption. They became a nation of social injustices, thus sinning against God. Prophet Micah pronounced doom on the rich and powerful who heartlessly exploited others for personal enrichment. Through scheming and bribery, they expropriated the people of their property; thereby impoverishing and enslaving them. He prophesied that God would bring calamity upon those who gained wealth through oppression and wickedness.

God still frowns at oppression. As He lifts us up in life, privileged positions should not be an opportunity for personal aggrandisement. Greedy pursuit of financial or material gain should not make us trample on people’s rights. Injustice is reprehensible in God’s sight. Always remember the divine law of retribution; what we sow is what we reap; here on earth and or in eternity. Zacchaeus said, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold” (Luke 19:8).

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

God hates oppression; oppressors dare Him.

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