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My county made world headlines! The courthouse mentioned in the news and shown here is 3 miles south on River Street from Dayspring. It is a magnificent building created 100 years ago this year, when coal was king and money flowed. Sculptors and painters were brought from Italy to paint frescoes and murals of local and American historic scenes, and to sing in the rotunda is an acoustic joy. And now this.
Two judges traded the future of our youth for filthy lucre. They even owned a yacht in Florida named, “Reel Justice”. I do not believe America has a Justice system. Justice is beyond man. We have a legal system, and law is an imperfect science. In a time when people seek to remove the 10 commandments from the courthouses in the nation, here is some scripture that should be carved on the walls, or better yet the heart of those who would be judges.
Amos 5:12 For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate [from their right].
Leviticus 19:15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: [but] in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
Deuteronomy 1:16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear [the causes] between your brethren, and judge righteously between [every] man and his brother, and the stranger [that is] with him.
Deuteronomy 16: 18,19 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear [the causes] between your brethren, and judge righteously between [every] man and his brother, and the stranger [that is] with him. Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
The words of scripture tell us so much, it is time for our culture not to pass them by, but to embrace them. Pray for the Judges to repent. Pray for the victims who were unjustly treated. Pray that Jesus would come with His justice.
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