Some of you may have heard this expression:

"Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath" - Eph 6:4a

This is speaking specifically to parenting style, but there is application that extends well beyond our own offspring...

The ugly face of oppression appears in families, societies, and in the exercise of government. The fruits of oppression can be seen everywhere.

Be careful in how you yield authority over others!

Looking to the future, Isaiah saw this...

"Behold, a [the] King will reign in righteousness,
     and princes will rule with justice.
Then my people will dwell in a peaceful place,
     in safe and secure places of rest."
- Isaiah 32