13 The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening. 14 When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?” Exodus 18:13-14
Today’s Old Testament reading tells us how Moses’ father-in-law Jethro tried to help Moses. Jethro told him that he cannot be doing all of this for his people while they stand around. They should be asked to assist Moses, so that the burden of doing this work does not become too much for Moses to bear. Moses agreed, appointing men of God, men of good character to help him. And things went well, as Jethro told him they would.
A very good example of a group of people ( think church) coming together to help one another in the day-to-day running of things.
Let’s pray together : Eternal God, thank you for bringing this lesson to our eyes, and helping us to understand the meaning therein. Please Lord, we all want to continue to be working together, partners in our church’s efforts to tell the world of Your Great love , and the saving sacrifice of Your Son Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie