Newsflash: Corrupt government officials have been enriching themselves by “selling” favorable decisions to interested parties who are willing to pay. The payments are usually carefully disguised as “gifts” or “donations” to avoid the appearance of corruption. Surprised? Of course not; it’s been happening on both sides of the aisle for as long as the aisle has been there.
But those who sell their influence should heed this warning. It does not come from the media, or the public, or from any watchdog agency. It comes from God. He sent this warning to the leaders of His own people, but it applies universally, to every nation and across all party lines:
“Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches?” (Isaiah 10:1-3)