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On June 2, 2014 a Florida judge punched an assistant public defender during a disagreement outside of the courtroom. The judge has since apologized for his actions but this type of behavior is not uncommon.

http://www.angermanagement.net explains that approximately 1,000 murders in the U.S. take place at work. Also 1,000,000 injuries per year are a result of coworker attacks.

We look to judges as leaders of our communities and judicial systems. One would think that judges would behave at a higher level of self control. I am in no way judging this man, I am simply perplexed by the behavior.

Anytime we are confused by the behaviors of our leaders we should turn to the Bible to see what God says.

Phillippians 2:3 (KJV)Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Romans 12:9-13 (KJV) Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Deuteronomy 1:16-17 (KJV) And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

If we expect our leaders to behave morally and with self-restraint we must pray for them. It is extremely important to pray for our leaders daily.