A deeper Life: Session 8 Judges

A deeper Life: Session 8 Judges

Why Judges are appointed in the bible?

A judge is a person who presides over a court of law, either alone or as part of a panel of judges. The powers, functions, method of appointment, discipline, and training of judges vary widely across different jurisdictions. The judge conducts the trial impartially and in an open court. The judge hears all the witnesses and any other evidence presented by the parties of the case, assesses the credibility of the parties, and then issues a ruling on the matter at hand based on his or her interpretation of the law and his or her own personal judgment. In some jurisdictions, the judge’s powers may be shared with a jury. In inquisitorial systems of criminal investigation, a judge might also be an examining magistrate.

A magistrate is a judicial officer; in ancient Rome, the word magistratus denoted one of the highest government officers with judicial and executive powers. Today, in common law systems, a magistrate has limited law enforcement and administration authority. In civil law systems, a magistrate might be a judge in a superior court; the magistrate’s court might have jurisdiction over civil cases and criminal cases. A related, but not always equivalent, term is Chief Magistrate, which can (historically) denote political and administrative officers.

What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a great lawyer?

A good lawyer knows the law. A great lawyer knows the judge.

 Why law?

Harm principle – self and others

Parental principle – children and vulnerable adults

Morality principle – mores ethics values

Donation principle – when is it free and when do you pay.

Statist principle – protection of government – local, national and international.

The book of Judges gives us a clear understanding of the Life Cycle of the Israelites and it seems like not much has changed I  our world!!

  • Bondage to spiritual faith
  • Spiritual faith to courage
  • Courage to liberty
  • Liberty to abundance
  • Abundance to leisure
  • Leisure to selfishness
  • Selfishness to compromise
  • Compromise to apathy
  • Apathy to dependence
  • Dependence to weakness
  • Weakness to bondage


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