Exodus 18

A visit by Moses’ father in law Jethro.  I don’t really know what this “means”, despite consulting various commentaries. 

Maybe its just something that happened, a reminder that this is in part history as well as spiritual journey and chronical of God’s mighty acts and character.

Moses catches him up on what’s been happening, and his conclusion is that Jehovah really is the most powerful God. A good reminder of how extraordinary the familiar story is to an objective third party.

He gives Moses some classic good management advice about delegation. Moses is doing too much, and the criteria for trusted surrogates is a good portrait of a godly leader: capable, trustworthy, fear God, hate dishonest gain.

It reminded me to delegate more at work. It is not necessarily a revelation about God, but an interesting practical perspective on the scale of the wandering nation of Israel.


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