Why the Bible Is the Best Voters Guide 10/23/2012

By Scott Brown , Christian Post Guest Contributor

As Christians, the most important question to ask during election season is: "Does God, in the Bible give His people direction for how to identify worthy civil leaders? … The answer is, yes! God in His kindness, has not left us alone and without revealing His thoughts and giving us His principles for the selection of civil leaders. In fact, God explicitly declares in Scripture the kinds of civil leaders you ought to vote for.
A brief survey of these Scriptures provide what, a civil leader must be:

Wise (Deuteronomy 1:13) (Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 9:10)

Understanding (Deuteronomy 1:13, Psalm 111:10)

Tested in leadership capacity (Deuteronomy 1:15, Luke 16:10).

Righteous in his judgments (Deuteronomy 1:16-17)

Trusting in God alone (Deuteronomy 17:17)

Faithful in marriage (Deuteronomy 17:17)

Impartial (Deuteronomy 1:17)

Fearless of man (Exodus 18:21; Deuteronomy 17:19)

Fearing the true God (Exodus 18:21; Deuteronomy 17:19; Romans 13:4, Ps. 112:1).
Truthful (Exodus 18:21; Deuteronomy 16:19)

Hating covetousness (Exodus 18:21; Deuteronomy 17:17)
Power is corrupting. It is all too commonly expected that those who are selected for civil office… are quickly corrupted by the lure of popularity, power, and money. The temptations are great. Only a man who hates covetousness can be trusted to not to be easily diverted by flattery, bribes, and political favors.

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