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2 Chronicles 19:7
Now let the fear of the Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.
Jehoshaphat was a man of God and ruled over Judah for some twenty five years. When he became king many of the people did not follow the Lord, but scripture says he traveled throughout the land and turned the people back to the Lord God. He then established judges, and here he told them to fear God because with God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.
It doesn’t matter at what time in history this story was recorded, the very fact that it is in the Bible is a reminder to legal JUDGES in any land to fear the Lord first. That brings it real close to my home, America. As I read this passage this AM, I feel as though all of heaven is sending out a warning. It’s “A Call To American JUDGES.” If there is injustice, partiality, and bribery (and we know there is), it isn’t God buying these judges off. No! It’s men and women who’ve been swayed by money and evil influence who perpetuate injustice and partiality and bribery in this land. The scripture tells us to humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways and seek God’s face, and when we do He WILL save us! America and all the world needs saving, but I’m praying that it starts right here at home first.
Our Justice system throughout the world today is not a result of You turning Your back on us, rather it has to do with leaders who have turned their back on the people. When they do they call it justice, but it feels like injustice, partiality, and bribery to many of us. Please turn us back to God, Lord, by the power of Your Spirit. Amen