Exodus 18: 24-26
“24 Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said. 25 He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people, officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. 26 They served as judges for the people at all times. The difficult cases they brought to Moses, but the simple ones they decided themselves.”
I had a good father-in-law. He taught me about flowers and plants, and showed me how to garden. Most importantly, he showed me what Christianity is all about. I didn’t always listen to him, but I should have.
Moses had a good father-in-law. He taught Moses the benefits of delegation. Through Jethro, Moses learned that he didn’t have to do everything himself.
God leads us to people that we need in order to grow spiritually, and, in turn, He leads people to us. God led Moses to Jethro so that Moses would grow into the leader that He needed him to be. Moses later became a mentor to Joshua.
Who is it that mentored you in your Christian life? Who is God leading into your life so that you can show them the way?
May the love of Christ be with you,
Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)