They Seize the Land for Themselves

Reading the Word Ecclesiastes 5:8–9 (ESV)8 If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and righteousness, do not be amazed at the matter, for the high official is watched by a higher, … Continue reading They Seize the Land for Themselves

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Protector of the Oppressed

  Reading the Word Psalm 129:1–8 (ESV) 1 “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth”— let Israel now say— 2 “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me. 3 The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows.” 4 The LORD is righteous; he has cut the cords of the wicked. 5 May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward! 6 Let them be like the grass on the housetops, which withers before it grows up, 7 with which the reaper does not fill his hand … Continue reading Protector of the Oppressed

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