2 Chronicles 19:7 Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.
“Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?” We have all heard these words as someone prepares to testify in a courtroom, or takes the oath of office in the United States. It’s not just a pledge. It’s a pledge invoking the name of the Lord God Almighty. The one true God, who does not take pledging lightly. When you say I do, you’re saying that you will not only tell the truth, but that you will tell all the truth to your ability, and you will not make anything up that is not the truth. Judges are also required to take an oath before they set in judgment of others. Almost every oath includes an anti-bribery statement and a non-partisan statement. Where did they get that idea?
In our text today, King Jehoshaphat sat up judges to judge situations that might arise in the cities. He tells them in 2 Chronicles 19:6 “And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment.” In other words, what you do is serious because you’re judging for God, and He is watching. In the next verse, they are given three oaths to abide by. No iniquity, or sinful dealings. No respect of persons. No racial, economical or gender biases. And finally, no taking of gifts, or no bribes. That sounds like the anti-bribery, non-partisan statements of judicial systems today. Good, old fashioned, Bible Basics.
Whether standing before a courtroom full of people, or taking an oath of office, these are principles that God has always endorsed. Jesus died for all mankind, non-partisan. To pay for our sin, no iniquity. No gift from us can buy that, no bribery.
Do you see that as the whole truth?
In the midst of our everyday lives, there is a Wonderful Reality. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. We’ve seen that this week in:
● Wise Request
● Worshipful Rest
● Welcome Response
● Wrong Reasoning
● Worldly Relations
● What’s Right
To know that God loves us, sent His Son Jesus to die for us, rose again, and ever lives for us is a Wonderful Reality.
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
|July 1, 2019||2 Chron. 21-23||Acts 7:30-60|
|July 2, 2019||2 Chron. 24-27||Acts 8|
|July 3, 2019||2 Chron. 28-30||Acts 9:1-19|
|July 4, 2019||2 Chron. 31-33||Acts 9:20-43|
|July 5, 2019||2 Chron. 34-36||Acts 10:1-22|
|July 6, 2019||Ezra 1-3||Acts 10:23-48|
|July 7, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
and to day, and for ever.
Living In His Word Ministries
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director