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Trusting our leaders

Much has been discussed recently about the need for integrity in the world’s leaders. Sadly, when we look around the world, we see how power corrupts and how self-interest triumphs over honesty.

The prophets of Israel condemned the leaders of their day, comparing them to shepherds:-

‘Should not shepherds feed the sheep? You eat fat, you clothe yourselves with wool…but you do no feed the sheep. The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought… Thus says the LORD God, “Behold, I am against the shepherds”’ (Ezekiel 34:2-5,11).

Against the background of such condemnation, Jesus proclaimed, ‘I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep’ (John 10:11). The more we get to know Jesus, the more we appreciate in all his actions, his selflessness and truthfulness.

Jesus Christ is a ruler 'who will reign in righteousness’ (Isaiah 32:1). ‘He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, but with righteousness he shall judge the poor and decide with equity for the meek of the earth’ (Isaiah 11:4).

The Bible warns us about the leaders of this world: ‘Put not your trust in princes’ (Psalm 146:3). Rather, we are invited to trust the only one who will deliver us out of the mess the world is in – none other than the Lord Jesus Christ.

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