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Should Christians be judges?


He appointed judges in the land, in each of the fortified cities of Judah. He told them, “Consider carefully what you do, because you are not judging for mere mortals but for the Lord, who is with you whenever you give a verdict. Now let the fear of the Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.”
In Jerusalem also, Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites, priests and heads of Israelite families to administer the law of the Lord and to settle disputes. And they lived in Jerusalem. He gave them these orders: “You must serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of the Lord. In every case that comes before you from your people who live in the cities—whether bloodshed or other concerns of the law, commands, decrees or regulations—you are to warn them not to sin against the Lord; otherwise his wrath will come on you and your people. Do this, and you will not sin. 2 Chronicles 19:5-10
            Christians make the best judges for a number of reasons.
            They understand the importance of truth.  They read and know God’s law which is the basis of our laws today.
            They realize they were judged impartially by God who showed them grace through forgiveness and faith.
            They serve their God faithfully and wholeheartedly, working as for God and not man.  This should be reflected in their work.
            They seek integrity in their work.
            They understand the concepts of freedom because they’ve been set from sin.
            They know their lives will be judged by the ultimate judge, Jesus Christ, who survived betrayal and an unjust trial, sentencing and conviction. 
            By living with a higher standard and understanding eternal consequences to decisions, Christians make the best judges.  They know one day they will not escape their own judgement, delivered by a gracious, impartiality, loving God.