An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Righteous Judgment and Politics

(Proverbs 18:5 KJV)  It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

I commented on the first part of this verse almost two years ago.  What about at the second part? This brings the teaching into bigger a perspective.  When we support the evil of the world we “overthrow” (5186) or “thrust aside” the righteous.  It is active, not passive.  It makes a difference what and whom we support. 

I think that this is directed specifically towards those in authority.  Judges, social workers, and law enforcement are always called on to make decisions.  Today we are seeing more and more people in authority reject the standards of the Bible.  We think we have little to say about this and if we are talking about what you can actually do today, you are right.  But over time we do have influence.

We have these things called elections.  In California we vote on judges.  How many Christians take the time to find out where those judges stand on moral issues?  We elect governors and presidents who appoint judges.  Do we look at where those people stand on the moral issues? 

So?  We have an obligation.  God has laid it on us.  It gets very personal and I can’t make decisions for you but God can help us.  Be a force against evil and for good. 

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