“I will give you shepherds who are after my heart.” When Christ reigns on earth as king, he will have people who help him rule who are godly and righteous and will take care of God’s people, (see commentary on Jer. 23:4). The twelve apostles will be among those rulers (Matt. 19:28). When Christ sets up his kingdom on earth, he will be assisted in governing the earth by people who have been faithful to him. [For more on Christ’s future kingdom on earth, see Appendix 3, “Christ’s Future Kingdom on Earth”].