5 For the
oppression [shod] of the poor, [`aniy] for
the sighing ['anaqah] of the needy, ['ebyown] now will I arise, [quwm]
saith ['amar] the LORD; [Yahovah] I will set [shiyth] him in
safety [yesha`] from him that puffeth [puwach] at him. KJV-Interlinear
"Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of
the needy, Now I will arise," says the Lord; "I will set him in the
safety for which he longs." NASB
Devastation, means oppression, destruction, robbery, spoil.
Sighing, means crying out, groaning, to cry.
The poor and the needy, are references to those who are victims, the humbled, those taken advantage of, the destitute.
And what causes the devastation? What causes the groaning? It is the cessation of the faithful, the vanity or emptiness of speech caused by the emptiness of souls, the lips that are proud, the tongues that waggle for no point.
These then are terms that describe the affects that come from a policy of evil, and the actions of wickedness, which come from the source of arrogance.
These then are the results of indifference, apathy, defiance toward truth.
Whether the pattern follows extreme violence, or whether the pattern follows so called victimless acts, makes no difference. All rejection of truth results in suffering and harm to everyone. The victims include anyone and everyone who lives in this world, among evil.
Evil produces stress, burdens, difficulties, and all of these things in turn create anxieties, and worries and pain and suffering. And in this world, there is no shortage of suffering in its many forms, because there is no shortage of indifference toward truth.
People are their own worst enemies. Negative people, those negative toward truth, especially those who invent their own truth, are the cause of all suffering, either directly or indirectly.
Where there was once a Garden of Eden in a perfect world, there now exists deserts. Where there was once oceans teeming with fish and fields abundant with animal life, there is now extinction of species. And strangely enough it is not the internal combustion engine that is the cause, nor even technology, but it is sin and a negative attitude toward Christ and doctrine that have made the perfections that existed millennia ago, into the suffering and trouble of history and today.
From him that puffeth, is not a reference to the one longing for a solution, but from the one who is arrogant and longs for the things that cannot be obtained by means of evil, but he longs just the same.
Evil ignores the source of blessings and tries to gain it, itself, by means of evil, and fails. Thus suffering comes into existence because truth is rejected and replaced with inferior beliefs.
And because evil exists, and because it causes tremendous burdens in life, then God will come to the aid of those who call on Him for relief.
God does this through His plan. Through His plan for salvation. Through His plan for spiritual growth.
But God does not accomplish this relief immediately for everyone in history, but waits patiently as history and the generations unfold, such that every person who will believe, such that every person who will pursue their spiritual life, throughout history, even to the last generation, will have that opportunity.
And no matter what each persons situation is in life, no matter when or where they live in this world or in history, every person has a chance to be saved, and to grow up in their spiritual life to maturity, because God is certain, God is sovereign, because God is capable, because Gods essence gives us all the assurance and security necessary to accomplish His plan overall, and specifically for each one of us.
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