You may have heard this well known verse from Isaiah; ‘Learn to do good; seek justice, rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow’ (Isaiah 1:17, NKJV).

Through the prophet Isaiah, God speaks to his people with very strong language around the futility and hypocrisies of their religious endeavours.

While much energy was spent ‘doing’ religion, their heart was far from the heart of God. He says that ‘sacrifices and festivals that lack authenticity make him feel tired’.

God’s heart is for the oppressed, it’s for those who have been robbed of security and support.

When we surrender ourselves to God the Father, we are able to authentically stand for the oppressed and make a real difference for the marginalised. As we align our hearts with God’s heart, we will have the capacity to make an incredible Kingdom difference.

Ps Dave & Alix Morse
Senior Pastors
Your Church