Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Psalms on Poverty: Blog Action Day Continued

"'Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan,
I will now arise,' says the LORD;
'I will place him in the safety for which he longs.'"
(Psalm 12:5)


"Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever;
who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry."
(Psalm 146:6-7)


"In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor;
let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.
For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul,
and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the LORD.
In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him;
all his thoughts are, 'There is no God.'
His ways prosper at all times;
your judgments are on high, out of his sight;
as for all his foes, he puffs at them.
He says in his heart, 'I shall not be moved;
throughout all generations I shall not meet adversity.'
His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression;
under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.
He sits in ambush in the villages;
in hiding places he murders the innocent.
His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless;
he lurks in ambush like a lion in his thicket;
he lurks that he may seize the poor;
he seizes the poor when he draws him into his net.
The helpless are crushed, sink down,
and fall by his might.
He says in his heart, "God has forgotten,
he has hidden his face, he will never see it."
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand;
forget not the afflicted.
Why does the wicked renounce God
and say in his heart, 'You will not call to account'?
But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands; to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless."
(Psalm 10:2-14)

1 comment:

  1. Shannon-
    I did not know you blogged. I am so glad I found yours. I have attached a link to your blog on mine. I am so sorry we missed you in Kathmandu...man that was a busy busy busy week. I know you have had those. Talk to you soon.
    Kristin

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