Text: Matthew 12:33-37
Jesus Christ called the Pharisees a brood of vipers, meaning their words were poisonous (v.34). A leader who does not speak the truth is dangerous because he cannot be trusted, even with good intensions for his people!
If someone cannot trust you then he cannot obey you. So, untruthful leaders instigate rebellion. Leaders who cannot repent and stop lying are dangerous for they propagate corruption and its accompanying evils.
Meditate on verse 34. What is God teaching you in this verse?
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, teach our leaders to be truthful,
speak the truth and to walk in truth. Amen.