Moses comes out of Eygpt leading the children of Israel into the wilderness. Word reaches Jethro and Zipporah, that Moses and the children of Israel have reached the mountain of God. During their reunion, Jethro sees the mighty hand of God who has released the people from Egypt. What a testimony of the one true God. Jethro at this point makes a very powerful statement. "Now I know that Adonai is greater than all other gods, because he rescued those who were treated so arrogantly.” - Exodus 18:11.
The world is in desperate need of a Jethro moment to assist them in turning back to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who is alive and well. How quickly we lose sight of how jealous God is. Jethro was no exception and aligned himself with the one true God. The days of Joseph had long been forgotten by Pharoah and Eygpt was left plundered and in ruins.
I am once again reminded that the marble relief of Moses is one of 23 different reliefs, in the House of Representatives in the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Every person who speaks from the House chamber floor gives an account to Moses. Last week the world witnessed a direct offense to the founders of the great nation of America. From the podium, Moses is the only marble relief in direct view of any speaker in the joint house. Moses gave us the Law of Adonai. Have we forgotten Joseph, as Pharoah did? Like the prophet Jeremiah, I can only pray that the congressional assembly collectively will return to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Moses now having responsibility for the full care of the Hebrew nation is required to handle all matters the people of God face.
Jethro gives God the glory first, before proceeding to give Moses some practical advice. Jethro gives sound counsel and encourages Moses. The Hebrew nation was broken down into manageable representative groups of 1,000, 100, 50, and 10 as advised. Moses handled the major matters and the small matters could be handled among themselves.
God, through Yeshua our redeemer has an order. He is our great High Priest. The Holy Spirit is our ultimate guide in life, that reminds us of all things and teaches us what the father needs us to do. There is a blueprint still today, that reaches across all nations, tribes, and tongues. Isaiah heard the voice and said, “Here I am! Send me.”
Can you remember a time in your life that you have agreed to say this to the Lord?