4 Biblical Requirements for Judges 02/16/2016

Moody Adams
America faces a crucial decision in selecting a judge to replace Antonin Scalia.

Mr Scalia's death leaves the Supreme Court evenly divided between liberal and conservative justices, who face crucial decisions on abortion, voting rights and immigration, etc.

The Bible, which American leaders are sworn in on, list four qualifications for judges. In Exodus 18:21 they are listed:

“Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness;”

1. Capable, people who are able
For judgment and resolution, able men: men of good sense that understand justice.

2. Godly people who fear God
A person who fears God believes there is a judge above them, who they must one day give account to. He believes he cannot do anything in secret, for there are Eyes upon all that he does.

A person who does not fear God, believes he is the highest authority, what he decides is final. Therefore, no one dares to question his decisions.

3. Honest people who are truthful
A person who is honest may be relied on to make sincere decisions, who can be trusted to be sincere.

A dishonest person cannot be trusted to make sincerely proper decisions.

4. Upright people who hate covetousness
A person who is covetous will take bribes of money, power or prestige. They cannot be relied upon to render decisions in the people’s best interest.

A person who is covetous will make any decision for money, fame, or power.

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