In the recent presidential debate, the US president was told to “shut up” by his opponent. Politicians today seem to expend a lot of energy pulling each other down rather than uniting to deal with the huge problems that exist in the world today.

When Jesus as a religious leader was on trial and in debate with the religious leaders of his day, he behaved quite differently;

“And the high priest arose and said to Him, “Do you answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?” But Jesus kept silent.  (Matthew 26.61-62)

“And when he was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing” (Matthew 27.12)

One day, when Jesus returns to the earth to be a world leader, the tables will be completely turned. The prophet Isaiah speaks of that day in the following terms:

“ Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently: he shall be exalted and extolled and be very high… Kings shall shut their mouths at him: For what had not been told them they shall see, and what they had not heard they shall consider” (Isaiah 52. 13 and 15)

That will give our world rulers something to think about.