This is the 10th psalm of the fifteen Song of Ascents psalms
1 They have greatly oppressed me from my youth let Israel say
2 they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.
3 Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.
4 But the LORD is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.
5 May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.
6 May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow;
7 with it the reaper cannot fill his hands, nor the one who gathers fill his arms.
8 May those who pass by not say, “The blessing of the LORD be upon you; we blessyou in the name of the LORD.”
Sometimes we seem to forget verse four, “but the LORD is righteous” when we look at the events around us. As Psalm 128 explains we need to have the fear of the Lord and be walking in his ways to be blessed; here the psalmist warns against making this saying “The blessing of the LORD be upon you; we blessyou in the name of the LORD.” to those who oppress Israel and hate Zion. To fear God is to acknowledge God’s love and future desires for Israel. Therefore, keep your eyes on Israel because that is the nation that God in using to determine the Second Coming of his Son.
Belief in the Jesus as your Lord and Savior can present problems for some individuals around the world. I believe most Christians only have concerns and prayers that center around their social unit. In large portions of the world Christians are not only looked down upon, but are also persecuted for their beliefs. We must also realized that the doctrines and belief system different greatly even within the circles of Christianity. The one truth that we do share is Jesus is our Lord and Savior, and we build the foundation of our belief system on Him. So as you read this psalm realize that other believers in the world are greatly oppressed and this psalm offers them the assurance that the Lord is watching over them.