Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bible Verse of the Week-Deuteronomy 16:9

"Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous." Deuteronomy 16:19
A lot of times, situations need a third party that simply observes. This verse is one of the many laws that God gave to the Israelites. As stated, bribery lacks justice. I believe that a bribe has the purpose of corrupting the behavior and performance of a person. According to the dictionary, the verb 'to bribe' means to influence or corrupt. A bribe is dishonest and is only made from lips that are lacking integrity. A bribe sounds good in the beginning, which falters the wise. When it is finished, the induced victims realize how foolish they were. It is awful to be the affected one; it is worse to be the briber. As Christians, we should speak only righteousness. Our words become twisted and unholy when we purposely seduce others. Not only are we perverting justice, but we are sinning against another and, ultimately, God. He gave us so many commands; the least we can do is obey one of the simplest and remain honest.
~Jesselyn

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