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Deuteronomy 16:18-20

Deuteronomy 16:18–20 (ESV): “18 “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. 19 You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous. 20 Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”


Appointing people to be leaders over you is an important endeavor. We need to look for people who will serve justly, maintain Biblical values, and not accept bribes. Vote accordingly!


The twelve tribes of Israel were to appoint judges and officers over their cities. It is important to note that it was the Lord who was giving them the right candidate. Each tribe was responsible for appointing by the Lord’s provision. The mandate for the appointed was to rule righteously, with integrity, showing no partiality. They shall not accept any bribes or pervert justice. Their focus was to maintain a just land where God would be glorified by those living in the land.


How are you appointing leaders? God will provide the right choice. We must appoint them based on character and their worldview. Christian, we should not appoint a person for what we can get out of it. We should appoint them because they uphold Biblical values, not perfectly, but with intention. Make sure you vote for someone who will uphold Biblical values. It is who God has provided for us. Amen?


Father, we pray for the appointment of leaders in our country. Make it clear to all who You have chosen to lead us and help us to vote accordingly we pray in Jesus' name, amen.

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