Duterte appointees must have Spirit of God PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 21 May 2016 11:20

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…`Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful’...” (King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20:20, the Holy Bible).

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DUTERTE APPOINTMENTS MUST BE BASED ON THE BIBLE: As President Rodrigo Duterte and his team go through motion of appointing officials for the new government which will assume power noon of June 30, 2016, I am asking, over and over again, that appointments be made on the basis of God’s criteria for leaders, as enunciated in many verses of the Christian Bible.

This criteria from God is urgently important to be remembered by Duterte and his team, in view of the fact that many individuals are now literally falling on top of one another just to have themselves installed in the incoming Duterte administration, with nothing but their own interests in their hearts. There is only way to be assured of who should be properly appointed.

That “only way” is the way of God—which means to say, Duterte must appoint only those who are godly and righteous, capable, and who hate dishonest money, for these are the people who will surely do their best for the country and the nation, on account of their fear and love of God. All other appointees who do not have the fear and love of God will only cheat, lie, and steal.

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DUTERTE APPOINTEES MUST HAVE SPIRIT OF GOD: The first criteria should be that, the appointee must have the Spirit of God in him or her. This means that the appointee must be a firm believer in God, endeavoring to know His will through His Word and commands in the Bible, and acts in full consciousness of God’s will and leading.

This presupposes that the appointee knows what should be done in the particular office that he or she will be appointed to, to glorify God and to serve Filipinos, without fear or favor, whether rich or poor, whether belonging to the same political party or not. In all his or her actions, the appointee will display discernment and wisdom from God.

The second criteria is that, the appointee must be capable of discharging his duties and responsibilities. Capability may not be necessarily measured in terms of educational attainment or college degrees, but it sure will help a lot if the appointee has undergone a lot of training, and achieved some degree of expertise on his chosen field.

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WRONG APPOINTMENTS COULD EMBARRASS DUTERTE: Likewise, the appointee must hate dishonest money, and be God-fearing. I believe these two qualifications go hand in hand with one another, for an appointee who fears God and lives by His Word and His commands will not be happy with stolen money, nor with abusive conduct and behavior towards the public he or she serves.

Finally, the appointee must really accept being the servant of his or her constituents, or the public as a whole, so that he or she would really strive to serve them, not to be served by them. This would also mean living a lifestyle of a poor servant, not of a lavish king or a fabulous queen.

I am aware that many of the people applying for positions now do not meet these standards or criteria. It is best not to appoint them, if I were Duterte. They would only be an embarrassment to him and his government, if he truly wants to govern justly and well, so as the change he promised while he was campaigning would really be enjoyed by those who put their trust on him.

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