THE 6 BIBLE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A JUDGE 06/30/2010


It is sad to see how far America has drifted when it comes to picking judges. The Charter of New Haven Colony 1644 said, “The judicial laws of God, as they were delivered by Moses... [are to] be a rule to all the courts in this jurisdiction...“

It seems the Americans do not want any “absolutes,” or any rules they cannot change. However our Constitution and our Bible are “absolute” documents, not subject to the personal whims of men.

Remember Harvard was established to train men in the Bible?

In selecting a judge, here are six qualifications the Bible gives us:

1. A judge must be just, “... He that ruleth over men must be just, …” God. (2 Samuel 23:3)

2. A judge must be a God-fearing man, “... He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. (2 Samuel 23:3)

3. A judge must judge for God not man, “Jehoshaphat, a Godly leader established judges. And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city, And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment. Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God …” (2 Chronicles 19:5-7).

4. Judges are not to take gifts, "Take heed and do it: nor respect of persons, (not for) taking of gifts " (2 Chronicles 19:7).

5. Judges must be knowledgeable of the laws of God, “And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God” (Ezra 7:25).

6. Judgement must be done speedily, “And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment” (Ezra 7:26).


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