judge [shaphat] the fatherless [yathowm]
and the oppressed, [dak] that the man ['enowsh] of the earth ['erets] may
no more [yacaph] oppress. [`arats] KJV-Interlinear
vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, That man who is of the earth may cause
terror no more. NASB
The orphan and the fatherless refer to those who are helpless in this world. That is everyone who is a believer in Christ due to the world cutting them off, simply because they are believers and positive toward Christ, doctrine and truth.
Anyone who rejects the world is rejected. By believing in Christ, you leave this life, that is the sin nature, behind.
The oppressed refers to the crushed, the downtrodden. The world is by default, set against those who reject it and pursue God in the correct form.
The man of the earth, is a reference to all of humanity. From dust we come, and to dust we return. The biological man has no origin that will make him greater than that which he came from.
Man is no better than his weakest component. Man is dust (biological) and will never be any better than that. Man cannot rise above the level of dust. Man can never gain eternal life or everlasting life, or anything similar to that, on his own. No robotics, no higher plane, nothing artificial or esoteric.
There is only one source for help, and that is the Lord Himself.
All of humanity is fragile, and none of humanity is capable of helping or solving the problems of humanity. Those problems being sin and death. Man is born of dust (biological) and man is trapped in that pattern. Man will never be anything other than dust (resurrection body) unless he believes in Christ and in effect sets himself apart from the pattern of this world.
And in so doing (faith in Christ), then man will no longer be subject to, or threatened with, the terrors of this life (suffering in all manner) nor even the next life (Lake of Fire).
Without God, then in this life we have only dust to look to for our destiny. Without God, then in the next life we have only the Lake of Fire to look to for a destiny.
Without God, there is nothing better than what you already have, and it will only get worse.
With God, with Christ, there is everything far, far, far better, regardless of your circumstances.
That choice between two possible destinies, the only two destinies that are possible, cannot be any more clearer.
Christ, who is God, is the only outlet to safety and things better, for anyone and everyone.
It is far easier to believe in Christ, than it is to perpetually reject Him, for ones entire life.
To believe is a mere thought that lasts but a second.
To reject, requires phenomenal effort (phenomenal stubbornness) in that rejection of a single thought, over the entire course of ones entire life.
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