But select from all the people some capable, honest men who fear God and hate bribes. Appoint them as leaders… —Exodus 18:21
People who do not fear God will be susceptible to being bribed. Bribes corrupt leaders so they will do things for others because they are getting a pay back of some sort. If there is corruption among leaders in a nation, state, city or town you can count on bribery taking place.
Here’s an interesting title to an article— “Why Congress Cannot Operate Without The Bribing Power Of Earmarks.” http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/12/29/why-congress-cannot-operate-without-the-bribing-power-of-earmarks/#3a692b316fb8 When we take a look at the financial unhealthiness of our nation it helps us understand how we got there when there is so much corruption taking place in our government because of bribes.
Godly men will do what is right and hate bribes. They will not be like so many who are in leadership today who love bribes. May the Lord be pleased to rise up leaders who will do what is right.
Dear Father, may those who You have encouraged to step into leadership positions do so with the express intent of honoring You. May this be so in the authority of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit.