You must never twist justice or show partiality. Never accept a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and corrupt the decisions of the godly. —Deuteronomy 16:19

“Politicians are elected with the purpose of serving office with the need of his or her constituents on their mind. They’re supposed to do what’s best for the people of their district and represent their needs. However, politics often tempts greedy and corrupt people to take office in hopes of using their political power to gain influence in the world and fill their bank accounts. The biggest political scandals are often about politicians who have taken or solicited bribes for their own benefit.”

“Bribery is such an offensive crime to most people because politicians are not supposed to think of their own needs before the needs of those who elected them. Bribes are usually taken to push forward a piece of legislation that is beneficial to a business person or corporation. Sometimes bribes are taken to help put somebody unsavory in office or in a position of power which they didn’t earn. No matter what the reason, bribery in politics is not only worth jail time, it earns the distrust of every constituent.”

The corrupting influence of bribery affects the decisions of people— even the godly! Oh that those of us who follow the Lord Jesus Christ would have nothing to do with bribery. No, may we live for the King of kings and the Lord of lords justly and not show partiality. Let us live lives of holiness and righteousness, shining forth in truth and love to honor our Lord and Master, Jesus. Let it be so today and for the rest of our lives.

Dear Father, thank You for Your Truth. May I live according to that Truth and be a faithful witness for the Lord Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. May it be so!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *