(Pro 29:14 KJV) The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
Yesterday we looked at a general principle to treat people fairly. Today the verse lifts our focus to those in leadership positions. For most of us it won’t be applied as a king. We will be lucky to get elected to the board of the HOA. What do we look for? I would say that this is a reminder to those of us who can vote for leaders that we should be looking at their character.
We should be looking for leaders who will treat people with equality before the law. Here the emphasis is on how we treat the poor. Other places it is pointed out that we are not to give people the advantage just because they are poor. One of the ways that we could work a lot harder to apply this is in the area of judges. Everywhere I have lived it has been our responsibility to vote to return judges to their seat. It is also hard to know how to vote for judges. Information is hard to find so we don’t look.
So? Take your responsibility seriously. Seek people who can help you make this decision. Also pray for wisdom in this area.