Every four years in the US it is a big election year. 2012 was one of those years, so whether I wanted it or not, the talk was of politics. Signs were posted for months, bumper stickers promoted or demoted nominees in clever ways, and speeches were written, evaluated and then debated. There were many candidates for various offices including the position of judge. Proverbs 24 has this to say about the person who holds that office: “A judge who says to the wicked, “You are innocent,” will be cursed by many people and denounced by the nations. But it will go well for those who convict the guilty; rich blessings will be showered on them.” May God give wisdom to those who hold political power to serve responsibly. And may our nation’s judges keep in mind that one day everything will be evaluated by the Judge who rules over all. God will not be bribed. He is not on any rung of the ladder of success, and He is not in need of anyone’s help to climb up. His judgment is right, and He will have the final say.