10/7 Ezekiel 34:23

23 And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd.

The promises of the return of Israel to their homeland have seen partial fulfillment. The ultimate return will be when Jesus, the son of David, reigns over them. He is the good shepherd of whom Ezekiel wrote. King David lived many generations before Ezekiel. David that reigns over Israel in the Millennium is Jesus, King David's descendant. After all the kings and leaders that have failed to lead Israel to be a righteous nation, this King of kings will succeed.

That is really a look into the history of the world. As humans, we try to come up with the ideal king or government, but every one falls short. We acknowledge the fact that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Every system of man will continue to fail because man has a sin nature. Even the church that seeks godly leaders will find at times they have made the wrong choice and end up with tyrants. At other times they will have a godly leader thrown out by an ungodly faction. Let's face it. We need the ultimate ruler whose heart is not corrupted by sin and who has all power to overcome all opposition.

The same is true for the individual. Just as the church and the world need Jesus to reign for there to be righteousness and peace, so every individual needs Jesus to reign in their heart if they are ever to know the same.

Consider: Is Jesus your shepherd king? Will you let Him reign over your life today?