Judge Ketanji Jackson Confirmed, a Reflection
Our newest contributing writer, Mavourene Robinson, reflects on the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for Supreme Court justice. Share your thoughts in the comments.
In 1 Samuel 16:7, as Samuel was seeking whom God had prepared to succeed Saul as King, God reminded the Prophet, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
During the weeks following Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s announced retirement, there were immediate calls for his replacement to be an African-American female or someone who openly identifies as other than their God-given gender. Unfortunately, very little was mentioned about the nominees’ being ones committed to upholding the Constitution, rather than acting as judicial activists to reinterpret our Bill of Rights.
From the onset, NARAL’s and Planned Parenthood’s enthusiastic support of Judge Jackson was enough to disclose everything I needed to know to influence my position. I did not and would not support her nomination. As a lover of Jesus and of God’s inerrant Word, I chose not to emotionally co-opt Judge Jackson’s nomination as a proxy for my self-worth. This despite being a woman who is also beautifully created with African and American ancestry. For me, there is so much more to be considered when choosing our leaders.
As the Confirmation Hearings progressed, rather than expecting the media and their aligned social activist organizations to report what is factual, I read excerpts from Judge Jackson’s decisions. Unfortunately, this intensified my lack of support. Several of Judge Jackson’s dispositions confirmed warnings regarding her reported softness toward violent criminals, child rapists, and repeat child pornography criminals. She was clearly not the breakthrough from God for which qualified African American/Black females have prayed.
As I write to you today, evil thinks it has won. I guess on the surface, evil has won. America will have another Supreme Court Justice who seems to be in lockstep with organizations and leaders who reject biblical values. This is a timely warning for us to remain diligent to “be doers of the Word, rather than hearers only,” (James 1:22) because it appears that Judge Jackson was considered based more upon her appearance than what flows from her heart. The good news is that we can trust that our God always has a plan. Nothing is wasted with Him, and He has heard our prayers and petitions regarding all of this.
Please pray with me that God has a Nebuchadnezzar-like encounter with Judge Jackson and that she becomes a most unlikely warrior for true righteousness and justice in America. Please stand with me as we declare our promise for the outcome from Isaiah 46:10, “Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.” We can have faith that God will have His way if we continue to pray.
Mavourene Robinson is a homeschool mom, author, and intercessor. A former Senior Professional Human Resources, Mavourene began full-time ministry in 2014. A life-long learner about the intersections of faith with international relations and public policy, Mavourene is actively engaged in the areas of government, education, religion and domestic policy.
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