This is a passage where, speaking through Jeremiah, God condemns leadership that condones and perpetrates injustice, actions that led to the Babylonian captivity. Rather than resting in the doom and gloom, though, God gives the flock reason to hope. God will execute justice and righteousness, and wise and equitable leadership is part of that.
To what degree does a leader’s commitment to justice and equity determine your support of them? In what ways might you urge your leaders—both in the church and outside of it—to work towards transformation that reflects the values of God’s kingdom?
Offer a prayer of thanks for those who take up the mantle of justice and righteousness.