Today’s Readings: Ex 17:8‐19:15, Matt 22:34‐23:12, Ps 27:7‐14, Prov 6:27‐35
Something that jumped out to me:
Exodus 18:18 “You and the people with you will certainly wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to do it alone.”
Context – Moses was the judge for all the Israelite people as well as the intercessor between God and the people. His father-in-law, Jethro, sees this and tells him to appoint “able men” to serve as judges under him to help him lead.
We need more people like Jethro, coaching the leaders in our culture. Some of what he said was probably a shot to Moses’ pride… “What? I can’t do it? It is too heavy for me? Have you seen my spiritual biceps?” However, Moses heeds Jethro’s words and gets help.
The spiritual life is not something we do alone. Why do we think spiritual leadership is?
Apply – Can you admit what areas of your life are currently too heavy for you? Who are the able people that God has put around you to help?