“You are not to distort justice or show favoritism, and you are not to accept a bribe, for a gift blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of even the upright.”
Deuteronomy 16:19 CJB
We all need to be careful of showing favoritism or taking bribes! Don’t be bribed into a false belief and watch out for leaders who show favoritism towards big givers or leaders who chase after the rich to support their ministry (personal agenda)! Leaders who take bribes or show favoritism will always distort the word of God and lead people astray!
“However, his sons did not follow his way of life; they turned off it to pursue riches, so that they would take bribes to distort justice.”
1 Samuel 8:3 CJB
Even Samuel who was a godly man, allowed his sons take over as judges, but riches and bribes led them astray! We all need to stay focused on the LORD, not the glitters of the world which will always lead us astray!
“Whoever acknowledges Me in the presence of others I will also acknowledge in the presence of My Father in heaven.”
Matthew 10:32 CJB
Today, don’t let the world influence us (bribe us) to be blind, distort the truth or be led astray into false beliefs, but instead stay focused on the LORD and seeking His will! Have a blessed day in Him!