Rulers Sin

Under the Law of Moses when a ruler sinned, he had to follow a procedure to have his sin forgiven by God, “When a ruler has sinned…he shall bring as his offering a kid of the goats…” (Leviticus 4:22-26).
The first thing that struck me about that passage is that rulers sin. Yet, we often want national leaders who do not sin, and if they do, we can be very hard on them, especially the news media.
Who is without sin? We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and that includes the people whom God puts over a nation.
Let us be compassionate toward all.

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