Ezekiel 34: A new leader (part two)

This is week two of a series in Ezekiel 33-37, about God’s promised reboot of his people. If you’ve just joined, you can either go to the start of the series, or simply begin the new chapter with us starting from yesterday’s post.

In the place of the bad shepherds we read about yesterday, God promises that one day he himself will be their Good Shepherd. But how will this take place?

The Good Shepherd

Now I know you know the answer’s Jesus because—well, that’s always the answer. But I want you to notice how clearly he’s the answer:

Jesus critiques the bad shepherds

Firstly, Jesus critiques the bad shepherds; he calls Israel’s leaders to account for failing to lead the people well. He does it a lot. But have you noticed how he does it in the famous parable of the Good Samaritan?

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