Oppression, Justice and Abolition

In his book Not For Sale, David Batstone writes the following:

Not For SaleThe book of Ecclesiastes is one of the extraordinary pieces of ancient wisdom literature.  The author beautifully expressed the desperation of the powerless:  “I saw all the oppressions that are practiced under the sun.  Look, the tears of the oppressed — with no one to comfort them!  On the side of their oppressors there was power”  (Eccles. 4:1).

In our world today, 27 million individuals live as slaves.  Frankly, power is on the side of the oppressors at the moment, but a wave of abolitionists is on the rise.  They will wipe away the tears of the oppressed and deliver justice to the oppressors.

The movement gains momentum each time a new individual joins.  If you are unsure what you can do, offer your time, talent, and money to one of the following groups.

He then lists many organizations working to abolish modern-day slavery, some of which are listed on my websites page and at this blog.  Maybe you could choose one that resonates in your heart and join their mission for justice and the abolition of modern-day slavery.

“The LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.”  Psalm 103:6

“O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.”  Psalm 10:17-18

God often uses people to carry out His purposes.  Let’s be willing to be used by Him.


  1. That is one of the best books on Human Trafficking (I’ve read 9 so far). And of course The Bible IS the best book. I love those verses so much. Thank you for sharing and for all these great entries about defending justice and the oppressed for The Lord’s sake!!!