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Op-Ed: What the Book of Psalms Has to Say About Political Corruption

Added 09-28-22 01:45:03am EST - “Our political leaders are not always moral men and women who aspire to guide our nation in righteousness. What can we do about it?” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Op-Ed: What the Book of Psalms Has to Say About Political Corruption”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

We like to believe that our political leaders are moral men and women who aspire to guide our nation in righteousness.

But politics can be a dirty game and capitols are places of many temptations. On a regular basis, newspaper headlines expose the deeds of those who have fallen.

Corruption in office is a serious matter that results in severe consequences, not only for officeholders and their associates, but also for political parties and even for nations. Since this dishonesty is so costly a matter in government, what can we do proactively to prevent it? Since corruption does not happen overnight, what lies at its headwaters?

The best place to look for insights is the Bible. The Old Testament psalmist speaks to the progression of corruption in his first psalm.

The first psalm serves as an apt introduction to all the psalms, and in a real sense, it is a sound-bite summary of the whole Bible. What follows is a description of two possible paths that all people choose on the road to their final destiny.

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