(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.