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by on February 21, 2021
Job 37:23 "The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress."
You may have heard it said "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." In a quick look at who first said this I found a note of interest.
It was taken originally from a letter written by Sir John Dalberg-Acton.
"This letter is part of a larger conversation about how historians should judge the past. Mandell Creighton, an Archbishop of the Church of England, objected to what he saw as a modern tendency to be unnecessarily critical of authority figures.  When Creighton wrote about the past, he tended toward a moral relativism that was uncritical of past leaders (for example, glossing over past popes' corruption or abuse). 
Lord Acton disagreed. Although he was Roman Catholic, he could not ignore popes' corruption or abuse. He argued that all people - - past or present, leaders or not -- should be held to universal moral standards."
In man's imperfect state it is easy to allow corruption even in the smallest areas and by those seen as the mist Godly men.
All men will and do fail at something. We are slaves to sin.
But we have hope!
We are set free to be who God called us to be, because in His righteousness He made the way for forgiveness and to be with Him. We can rejoice in the truth of our verse, "in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress." Praise God for His love in sending Jesus.
Quote from Letter from Lord Acton to Archbishop Creighton