Safety net

Americans are angry and divided over a contested presidential election. So how should a Christian respond to the campaign drama? With the same confidence God imparted to David, king of Israel:

“For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise,” says the LORD; “I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.” – Psalm 12:5

The Hebrew rendering for “poor” above means afflicted and oppressed. “Needy” in Hebrew describes a person with physical needs, low status or little political power. That describes America’s electorate right now. Everyone take a deep breath. God is in control. The Hebrew word for “safety” above, yesha, means deliverance, safety and victory.

Written by Jeff King

Jeff is a retired newspaper journalist in the United States and follower of Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth

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