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Leaders violate a basic principle of God-established fairness when they use their power and influence to allow or practice injustice within their team. Read Amos 5:7-17.
Amos is sometimes called the angry prophet. Often his words had an edge and expressed heated emotion. In chapter five he condemns leaders who fail to provide justice for the people of Israel. The leaders had abandoned morality, taxed the poor for personal gain, took bribes, deprived the people of justice in the courts, and they were so blinded by their own power they didn’t even see their own corruption. The Bible repeatedly states that God hates injustice, especially among leaders who have the power and influence to model it for, and make it a common practice among, all the people.