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Psalm 14, Righteous Refuge

Key Verse

You would confound the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge.
— Psalm 14:6

RCL Daily Devotion for Thursday, September 12, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by R. Fergus Moir from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

God is not happy with God’s people in this Psalm. In looking down on them, God finds not one who does good. Not one. Yikes.

Yet God still has compassion for those without power. God seems far more angry with those who are calling the shots, who “eat up my people as they eat bread,” or who “confound the plans of the poor.” To me, that means those of us with privilege, who live comfortably in ignorance while many around us suffer want.

God is the refuge of those who are oppressed, and those who know and love God are called to extend that refuge in loving action.

Gracious God, call me to be the hands and feet of Christ in a suffering world. Amen.

 

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