Exodus Chapter 18 – Chronological

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Exodus 18

When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father in law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the Lord had brought Israel out of Egypt;

Then Jethro, Moses’ father in law, took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her back,

And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:

And the name of the other was Eliezer; for the God of my father, said he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:

And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:

And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.

And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.

And Moses told his father in law all that the Lord had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the Lord delivered them.

And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.

10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.

11 Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

12 And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses’ father in law before God.

13 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.

14 And when Moses’ father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even?

15 And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to enquire of God:

16 When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.

17 And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.

18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:

20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.

23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.

24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.

25 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

26 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

27 And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.

55 thoughts on “Exodus Chapter 18 – Chronological

  1. 23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.

    24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.

    25 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

    26 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

    27 And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.

    And that might’ve been the first leadership class ever.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  2. 16 When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.

    17 And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.

    18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

    19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:

    20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

  3. Verse 19 AMP “Now listen to [b]me; [c]I will advise you, and may God be with you [to confirm my advice]. You shall represent the people before God. You shall bring their disputes and causes to Him.” Verses 23-24 AMP “If you will do this thing and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure [the responsibility], and all these people will also go [back] to their tents in peace.” So Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything that he had said.”

    Proverbs 11:14 AMP “Where there is no [wise, intelligent] guidance, the people fall [and go off course like a ship without a helm], But in the abundance of [wise and godly] counselors there is victory.”

    Proverbs 12:15 AMP “The way of the [arrogant] fool [who rejects God’s wisdom] is right in his own eyes, But a wise and prudent man is he who listens to counsel.”

    Proverbs 19:20 AMP “Listen to counsel, receive instruction, and accept correction,
    That you may be wise in the time to come.”

  4. 17 And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.

    18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

    19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:

    20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

    21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

    22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.

    Isn’t it funny how a man that didn’t know the exact situation of the children of Israel, to come to Moses and to be used by God. How great is a vessel that is willing to be guided and directed by God mightily and not even know until it has. Come to pass. God used Jethro to minister wise counsel unto Moses. He illustrated the importance to use delegation unto those that were chosen, because if he didn’t he would surely wear himself out.

    This is a great example what we can use in this modern day movement, and lead a great revival. One person cannot lead a nation without help. That is why God has chosen some of us to help facilitate revival with our pastor. We have to allow him to be a conduit to God and heed the instruction given to him from God. We have to get involved by seeking first the kingdom and all his righteousness and he will use us once we submit to the authority that is placed over us.

  5. 18:27… every small matter they shall judge; so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
    ——-
    Ok, It’s time for some structure! When there is team work ,
    Things go smother and the results are better.

  6. 18:27… every small matter they shall judge; so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
    ——-
    Ok, It’s time for some structure! When there is team work ,
    Things go smother and the results are better.

  7. 5. And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:

    27. And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.

    God brings people through our life for a reason,
    Although it may only be for a season.
    Take to heart what they have to say,
    Because soon they may be on their way.

  8. So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said. And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves. And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.
    Exodus 18:24‭-‬27 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/exo.18.24-27.KJV

    Law has to be established: without it there is utter chaos. Moses had to put strong men of faith into positions that would make things fair to the people. It is like he knew with guidance where to establish the rules and how to put them where they could handle the matters that would come up. It’s kind of like the court system from the supreme court down to family court. The greater the issue; the greater the ruler had to be. Thank you Jesus for setting the example of how to judiciate man.
    #firstthekingdom
    When judgement comes….God is good!!!

  9. Team work makes the Kingdom Work through supporting Moses (Prophet; as the chief of the prophets) and Leadership (Chain of command) Unity/delegation/Accountability

    [18] Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

    [22] And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.

    [23] If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so , then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.

    Exodus 3:14 (KJV)
    And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

  10. 8 And Moses told his father in law all that the Lord had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the Lord delivered them.
    9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.

    Rejoice with them that rejoice! Use your testimony as a witness of Gods goodness. We are anointed with boldness to share His goodness!

  11. Exodus 18 : 19-20 [Amp] Listen now to [ me] ; I will counsel you, and God will be with you. You shall represent the people before God, bringing their causes and causes to Him.
    [20] Teaching them the decreed and laws, showing them the way they must walk and the work they must do. This chapter was about Jethro’s Advice through the counsel of this friendly Midianite Prince, Moses father- in- law, Moses , through inspired in a degree given to men, was led to form a more efficient organization of the people.
    Now it’s time for us to go to them and reach and teach them what God has given us. It’s called team work. Let’s go Pofw!

  12. So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said. And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves. And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.
    Exodus 18:24‭-‬27 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/exo.18.24-27.KJV

    This is a great example of how we can have that One person who is able to speak in our lives. I think Jethro knew that he had permission to do so, He spoke to Moses with Boldness, and He made it know that God is in this too, he not just running his mouth. Pastor teaches this, he teaches us to have someone that we can have speak in our lives, I have of course Pastor, and Sister Watts! And there are two others that literally can correct me no matter what, infront of who, or wherever, that is how it is. The thing about giving someone that type of authority is that I had to 1. Know that they are someone I can trust, and that they are correcting me with Love. Confidentiality is important to me! Trusting that they are counseling me with Love, is important. 2. They are teaching me Sound Doctrin and when they correct me God is in it, not flesh! and that their motives are right. But Pastor also taught us that we have to give them permission! If someone tries to give me a word from God and they dont have permission to speak in my life, I tell them Thank You, and please talk to Pastor about it first, and take it from there, because accountability is two ways. I love the authority that God has and has put in my life!And I saw that in Moses and Jethro, he didnt just sit there and say, no Father in law, this is how it must be done, he accepted and received the instructions from Jethro and applied it to his Ministry just like a true, submissive man who is positioned under authority!

    First the Kingdom
    When God bring Change…God is good

  13. “And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.”
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭18:26‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/1/exo.18.26.kjv

    The importance of being submitted in leadership.
    We have to be a praying, reading, fasting leader to be in tune with the Spirit. The Holy Ghost will help Decipher what needs to be judged by the head of your leadership. A good way to indicate is if you have to question it then you better take it to your leader rather than put matters in your own hand. God is entrusting you over something great but He’s expecting you to go to your pastor and asking for wisdom rather than just taking a guess with flesh.

    Don’t be ignorant just be a leader and sometimes the biggest pet of being a leader is humbling yourself and taking council or letting your head(pastor) make the call.

  14. 22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
    23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.
    24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.

    There is a general consensus out in the business world called the 80/20 rule. It says that 80% of the people do 20% of the work and 20% do the 80. generally it’s the same for churches. You find a small number of people that are willing to step up and do a majority of the work well the other are occasionally scattered. my wife wants corrected me and told me not to be selfish but to allow other people the opportunity to serve to which I responded nobody was stepping up. The church has enough roles and jobs out there that it can be evenly scattered. We should all do our part to help out and pitch in for the kingdom of God each to their own and what they’re capable of doing. Few people combined can do a lot of work but a multitude is capable of so much more. We must depend upon each other and share the work of God.

  15. 17 And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.
    18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

    Not one of us can grow a church by ourselves. It takes the whole team to further the growth and the intent of this assembly. If one man handled everything it would be just and Jethro said, “Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee.” That one person will get tired and get seated down. That is why we have these tiers of ministry and positions in the church.

    21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
    22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.

    Pastor goes along these same guidelines, “men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness;” These are the type of people that is put in ministry of any kind. Be it Children’s Ministry, Youth, Media, etc. we are put in positions to help Pastor make decisions so that he doesn’t have to handle it all. To take a little more weight off of his arms and shoulders. As we take care of these issues, we are lifting him up as well. Some like to discredit the chain of command, but it is so very important!

  16. 24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.

    Sometimes is hard for we are kind of set our ways but listen to the advice of the elders! They have had more experience in this world, let their wisdom teach you. There is nothing like sitting and listening to an elder tell you the stories of how it used to be. Yes, sometimes they repeat themselves but if you listen closely there might be a detail you missed the last time. Moises Father in law, put the chaos in order so Moises could focus on the more important things. In our lives, we must set things in priority so the important thing get done first! In the top of our list should always be JESUS! Do not overwhelm your Pastor, pray for yourself whenever possible, the same power that lives in him lives in YOU! Don’t go to him with petty arguments, the word of God says to approach your brother with the company of another and try to make right, forgiveness is the best way it liberates you and them. Now, if is something you need council in, decision that needs to be made, or something you didn’t understand of the word, by all means make an appointment!!! But with the rest, allow the man of God to be always in The Word seeking of God, for that is his first and upmost priority.

  17. iLove the Kingdom
    Exo 18:18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

    We notice a few things here. First we understand that Moses talks to God face to face. We know that Moses hears the voice of God. We know that God has given Moses the law of God and has made Moses a judge among the people. We know that Moses is a mighty man of God. But look at the way Moses respects the counsel of his father in law. Moses is still submitted to his elder and accepts the rebuke handed out. Moses is truly a great example of being under authority. Moses didn’t say, “I’ll pray about it and see what God says” but he submitted. Another thing we see here is it is biblically possible to be overwhelmed and God will let you be overwhelmed if you want to be. We all gotta pitch in together y’all! Pastor can’t do all the work around here by himself, let’s hold up his hands and get to work.

  18. 9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.

    We’ve got to take the time to give God thanks. When I think of the goodness of Jesus and all he has done for me, my soul cries out hallelujah. I am a firm believer in the power of God and what he is able to do. It is important to take the time out to praise the Lord and give him thanks.

  19. 24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.

    It is wise to listen to others, especially elders because many times they have already walked where you are walking. Also, Prov. 11:14  “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.”

  20. 19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
    20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.
    21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

    The covering is still there.

    As i was reading this. My thoughts go to this topic. Even after Moses lead the children out of Egypt, He was still submittes under His Father in law. And when He spoke, Moses Listened. No matter how old you are, you need a man of God over you. None of us are too great to slip out feom that covering.

    When we seek after His Kingdom, we will be in line with our man of God and the vision of the church.
    Seek ye first the Kingdom of God

  21. Exodus 18
    7-23 Moses’ father-in-law said, “This is no way to go about it. You’ll burn out, and the people right along with you. This is way too much for you—you can’t do this alone.

    Ministry Opportunity
    Now listen to me. Let me tell you how to do this so that God will be in this with you. Be there for the people before God, but let the matters of concern be presented to God. Your job is to teach them the rules and instructions, to show them how to live, what to do. And then you need to keep a sharp eye out for competent men—men who fear God, men of integrity, men who are incorruptible—and appoint them as leaders over groups organized by the thousand, by the hundred, by fifty, and by ten. They’ll be responsible for the everyday work of judging among the people. They’ll bring the hard cases to you, but in the routine cases they’ll be the judges. They will share your load and that will make it easier for you. If you handle the work this way, you’ll have the strength to carry out whatever God commands you, and the people in their settings will flourish also.”

    Ministry Opportunity is presented here . Jethro used wisdom in recognizing that Moses could not keep up the pace he was going. The message version uses the word burn out . My mind goes right to Let the fire of my alter never burn out…
    We must never be so busy that our personal alter before God burns out . Jethro cautions Moses and gives instruction for leadership and ministry Opportunity…..

    There is much work to be done in the Kingdom and not just one person can do it all. Even Jesus chose 12 to go with Him. Ministry Opportunity is everywhere around us. There is no reason to feel as if there is no place for you. Jethro encourages Moses that he can accomplish more and have the strength he needs to carry out whatever God commands him. It’s time for r all to reach for a higher position in the Kingdom of God. God has placed in the church people from every walk of life to assist in accomplishing His will . The higher position is to become involved this is what Jethro was saying. He comments that not only will this benefit Moses but the people will flourish. As the Kingdom of God grows we grow . What great opportunity to serve in the Kingdom.

    I Corinthians 15:58
    Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

  22. GOD IS AN ON TIME GOD!!! FAITHFUL AND JUST!!!, WE SHOULD TRUST THAT HE WANTS WHAT’S BEST FOR US!!! GOD SENT HIM HELP !!! We never know what GOD is going to do but we can be sure that its what’s best for us!!!

  23. 7 And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.

    Moses was the leader of a nation, yet that did not make him proud. He still honored his father-in-law as a man of God.

    It doesn’t matter what position or title you hold, you still need to honor and be submitted to the man of God in your life.

  24. Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hatiing covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee. If thou shall do this thing, and God commanded thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in Peace.

    Acts 6:3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

    Numbers 11:17 And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is up on thee, and will put it up on them: and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.

    Psalm 15 Lord, who shall abide in the tabernacle ? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh truth in his heart. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbor , nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. In whose eyes a vile person is contemned: but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not . He that putteth not out his money or usury, nor taketh to reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

  25. And Moses told his father in law all that the Lord had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the Lord delivered them.

    9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.

  26. 18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

    Sometimes we try to take on everything by ourselves because we have been called to a certain role. The work and stress can weight heavy. This is the warning Jethro is giving to Moses. Moses was ready to sit and judge for the matters the children f Israel had to inquire of the Lord. This means hundreds if not thousands of people needed help. We all need help judging matters and thank God we can go before the Lord ourselves, talk to a minister or pastor if need be. Jethro was right sometimes we cannot carry all the weight by ourselves. We just need to be careful not to challenge any authority that has been set above us. Any discrepancy between the two relationships can cause disunity. Their is a delicate balance and God is the one we should look to in example of kingdom matters.

  27. Moses went to pharaoh about the Egyptians and the travail went that way and Jesus brought them there and then jethro had all the goodness that Jesus had done to Israel who Jesus Delivered to the Egyptians

  28. FIRST THE KINGDOM
    SUBMISSION + ACCOUNTABILITY = LEADERSHIP

    5 And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:

    The relationship between Moses and Jethro demonstrated here is a powerful and wonderful lesson to behold. We witnessed the honor and respect of Moses toward the Priest, his Pastor Jethro when he sought his blessing to go to Egypt and now we witness one of the benefits of SUBMISSION + ACCOUNTABILITY.

    Jethro speaks into Moses life/ministry.

    SUBMISSION BENEFITS

    23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.
    24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.
    25 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

    We need a Pastor or shepherd to oversee our work for the LORD and with GODs people. Leaders must use wisdom in Leading people. People are often unaware of all the prayers, meetings, counsels and teachings that Pastors invest in. This is no fault of the people or the Pastor. Pastors shouldn’t complain or brag of responsibilities and people have no way to be aware of all that GOD has brought the Pastor to be responsible for. Delegation is one of the highest levels of Leadership.

    This was only possible because of the relationship with Jetro and Moses. Never undervalue your relationship with your Pastor. He will speak into your life for Peace and Protection. We witness this model again in Acts 6.

    Acts 6:1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.
    2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
    3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
    4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

    SUBMISSION + ACCOUNTABILITY = LEADERSHIP

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  29. Jethro was a priest and loved God, yet rejoiced to see the wonders and miracles he did for Israel. Miracles done in our midst deepen our love and understanding of God. Then Jethro offered sacrifices to God. What have we given back to God or offered unto him for our miracle? The sacrifice of praise goes a long way as well as Thanksgiving. But we also need to tell someone and be a witness.

  30. Who are we listening to?
    24 Moses listened to the counsel of his father-in-law and did everything he said.

    The Bible repeatedly warns us to be careful of the company we keep. The wrong influences often point us in the wrong direction and quite often can destroy our testimony and closeness with the Lord. What we learn, or are told, by the wrong people can direct us into making wrong decisions that we may regret. A few people come to mind; Adam listened to Eve, Aaron made an idol of gold, Samson listened to Delilah, etc.

    God wants us to hear His voice! He doesn’t speak to us through a quiver in our liver. First, ask yourself why do you want to hear God’s voice? That may sound like a silly question, but motives are important in anything we do. For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 Do you want to hear God’s voice? If you do, it’s possible you’re hearing Him already, for He may be the one giving you the longing to hear Him.

    In an ordinary conversation, we ask questions, then listen for the response of the other person. It’s the same with God! Once we’ve prepared our hearts to listen through prayer, we’re more likely to hear the voice of God. Does He speak to us through an audible voice? Some claim He does, but usually that’s not the case. We may not actually “hear” the voice of God, but He speaks to us in many ways. Here are some of them. God speaks through His Word, our thoughts, conversations with others and circumstances. Pay attention God is talking to us.

  31. 11 Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

    This is one of the amazing things about how God works. We’ve been so focused on how God is showing His might in Pharaoh’s life and all those in Egypt, yet here in verse 11 Jethro the priest was impacted as well.

    When God is working something mighty, it’s not only going to affect those involved but all those who hear or witness it as well.

    So Go, Tell, and Share all that God is doing and all His Works and Might be Impacting to everyone who hears!

  32. 25 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

    26 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

    In this passage we find two principles:

    1) it is wise to have elders in your life to give impart to you wisdom and instruction. Moses’ father in law had a plan to assist Moses in leading the people.

    2) Train people to handle situations at the lowest level possible. Moses chose men and trained them to judge the matters of the people and then if something was too difficult they would bring the matter to him. Building a team of people that can not only lead by example, but can also search out answers for others through prayer and the Word is something that no man can put a price on. The Ministry team/Directors is designed to handle issues that arise within those they are leading. The Team should be dependable, honest, upright, spiritual leaders who know how to live for God and show others the way as well. In addition, they must be prayerful, a student of the Word and have a good relationship with those they are leading, but not intimidated to instruct even when the instruction might not be the answer the people are looking for.

    This is another way of upholding the hands of the leader. We must not expect the Pastor to handle everything. Parents should teach/train their children at home, ministry leaders should teach and train within their group and that would take a lot of burden off the Man of God.

  33. “So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law. He bowed low and kissed him. They asked about each other’s welfare and then went into Moses’ tent. Moses told his father-in-law everything the Lord had done to Pharaoh and Egypt on behalf of Israel. He also told about all the hardships they had experienced along the way and how the Lord had rescued his people from all their troubles. Jethro was delighted when he heard about all the good things the Lord had done for Israel as he rescued them from the hand of the Egyptians. “Praise the Lord,” Jethro said, “for he has rescued you from the Egyptians and from Pharaoh. Yes, he has rescued Israel from the powerful hand of Egypt! I know now that the Lord is greater than all other gods, because he rescued his people from the oppression of the proud Egyptians.” Then Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, brought a burnt offering and sacrifices to God. Aaron and all the elders of Israel came out and joined him in a sacrificial meal in God’s presence.”
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭18:7-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Though he was the leader of a nation, Moses honored Jethro both as his father-in-law and as a legitimate priest of God. His position of leadership did not make Moses proud.

  34. “And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good. Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone. Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:”
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭18:17-19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    “If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.”
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭18:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    What great counsel! And what’s greater is that Moses put it into action. The counsel didn’t fall on deaf ears. Sometimes as leaders the burden can get too heavy and that’s when we must delegate duties. Find some wise people to help with the load.

  35. Exodus 18:8-9
    8) And Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake; and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD delivered them.
    9) And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.

    When we hear the Testimonies of all the goodness (for salvation, healing, miracles, deliverance, restoration, etc) which the LORD is doing in other people’s lives, we should REJOICE and give HIM the PRAISE!!

  36. Éxodo 18:17-12
    “Y Moisés salió a recibir a su suegro, y se inclinó, y lo besó; y se preguntaron el uno al otro cómo estaban, y vinieron a la tienda. Y Moisés contó a su suegro todas las cosas que Jehová había hecho a Faraón y a los egipcios por amor de Israel, y todo el trabajo que habían pasado en el camino, y cómo los había librado Jehová. Y se alegró Jetro de todo el bien que Jehová había hecho a Israel, al haberlo librado de mano de los egipcios. Y Jetro dijo: Bendito sea Jehová, que os libró de mano de los egipcios, y de la mano de Faraón, y que libró al pueblo de la mano de los egipcios. Ahora conozco que Jehová es más grande que todos los dioses; porque en lo que se ensoberbecieron prevaleció contra ellos. Y tomó Jetro, suegro de Moisés, holocaustos y sacrificios para Dios; y vino Aarón y todos los ancianos de Israel para comer con el suegro de Moisés delante de Dios”

    *Y Moisés salió a recibir a su suegro, y se inclinó, y lo besó: A pesar de que era el líder de una nación, Moisés honró a Jetro siendo éste su suegro y un sacerdote legítimo de Dios. Su posición de liderazgo no enorgulleció a Moisés.
    *LA HUMILDAD Y SENCILLES SIEMPRE DEBEN SER CARACTERISTICAS DEL LIDERAZGO EN LOS HIJOS DE DIOS.. PIR MUY ALTOS QUE SEAN LOS LUGARES QUE SE TENGAN “

  37. 1. ( Exodus 18: 1-6 ) Moses meets Jethro, his father-in-law, in the Midian desert.

    He heard Jethro the priest of Midian, father-in-law of Moses, all the things that God had done with Moses, and with Israel his people, and how Jehovah had brought Israel out of Egypt. And Jethro’s father-in-law of Moses took Moses the wife of Moses, after he sent her, and his two sons; the one was called Gershon, because he said: I have been a stranger in a foreign land; and the other was called Eliezer, because he said: The God of my father helped me, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh. And Jethro the father-in-law of Moses, with his sons and wife, came to Moses in the desert, where he was encamped by the mountain of God; And he said to Moses, I your father-in-law Jethro come to you, with your wife, and her two sons with her.

    a. Oyó Jetro sacerdote de Madián, suegro de Moisés, todas las cosas que Dios había hecho con Moisés, y con Israel su pueblo: La grandeza de la obra de Dios a través de Moisés para el pueblo de Israel se hizo conocido a los pueblos circundantes, especialmente a aquellos interesados en Moisés como Jetro.

    i. Jetro era el sacerdote de Madián – probablemente un descendiente de uno de los otros hijos de Abraham a través de Cetura llamado Madián (Génesis 25:1-2). Debido a esta conexión con Abraham, tenemos una buena razón para creer de que él era un verdadero sacerdote, el cual adoraba al Dios verdadero.

    ii. “Algunos piensan que Jetro era cuñado de Moisés (la palabra es equivalente en esta interpretación), el cual su padre era Reuel (Éxodo 3:1).” (Thomas)

    b. Y tomó Jetro suegro de Moisés a Séfora la mujer de Moisés, después que él la envió, y a sus dos hijos: Aquí fue reunido Moisés con su esposa Séfora y con sus dos hijos, Gersón y Eliezer. Aparentemente Moisés había enviado a su familia de regreso a Madián en algún momento, quizás durante las plagas de Egipto.

    i. “Aquí es la primera, y única, mención del segundo hijo de Moisés, de cuyo nombre sugiere un reavivamiento de la fe de Moisés en su corazón, al hacer la comparación que se mostró en el nombre de ‘Gersón’.” (Cole)

    C. I, your father-in-law, Jethro come to you: Moses had a special relationship with Jethro. Even though he was instructed in the wisdom and science of Egypt, Moses may have learned more about true leadership from Jethro, priest and pastor – from which Moses attended to his cattle until his call at Sinai.

    i. “It is almost certain to be out of chronological order. This is more likely to happen later, while the people were about to leave Sinai. Compare Numbers 11: 14-17 and Deuteronomy 1: 7-14 . ”(Morgan) Adam Clarke has an extensive section where he comments on the subject of this event but without following a chronological sequence.

    2. ( Exodus 18: 7-12 ) Jethro glorifies God when Moses reports what Jehovah has done.

    And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and bent down and kissed him; and they asked each other how they were, and they came to the store. And Moses told his father-in-law all the things that Jehovah had done to Pharaoh and the Egyptians for the love of Israel, and all the work that had happened along the way, and how Jehovah had delivered them. And Jethro was glad of all the good that Jehovah had done to Israel, having delivered him from the Egyptians. And Jethro said: Blessed be the Lord, who delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians, and from the hand of Pharaoh, and who delivered the people from the hand of the Egyptians. Now I know that Jehovah is greater than all the gods; because in what they were proud prevailed against them. And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took burnt offerings and sacrifices for God;

    to. And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and bent down and kissed him: Although he was the leader of a nation, Moses honored Jethro by being his father-in-law and a legitimate priest of God. His leadership position did not make Moses proud.

    i. “This scene is typical of Eastern courtesy. Both men are now great bosses in their own right and behaves accordingly. ”(Cole)

    b. And all the work … and how Jehovah had delivered them: Moses gave Jethro an honest report, which described the work and deliverance.

    C. Now I know that Jehovah is greater than all the gods: It is possible that Jethro knew this before, because he was the priest of Midian ( Exodus 2:16 , 3: 1 , and 18: 1 ). But when he heard of God’s great work about the Egyptian gods, this gave him more clarity of the truth that Jethro already knew.

    i. “This good is not true monotheism (the belief that there is only one god), but it certainly leads to monolatry (the worship of a god which excludes others) within a logical sequence.

    And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and bowed down, and kissed him: Although he was the leader of a nation, Moses honored Jethro by being his father-in-law and a legitimate priest of God.
    His leadership position did not make Moses proud.
    * HUMILITY AND SIMPLE ALWAYS MUST BE CHARACTERISTICS OF LEADERSHIP IN THE CHILDREN OF GOD .. PIR VERY HIGH WHICH ARE THE PLACES THAT HAVE “

  38. 21 Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness, and place su h over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. And let them judge the people at all times. THANK YOU JESUS.

  39. 9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.

    We need to rejoice in the good and the bad. If we didn’t have the bad then how would we know to be thankful in the good. I think this scripture could also go along with when another brother or sister gets a blessing we need to rejoice with them and not complain and say how come that wasn’t me…

  40. And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good. Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone. Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
    Exodus 18:17‭-‬19 KJV

    The word of counsel. It is wise to listen to advice and the wisdom of our fathers and or elders.
    Two interesting things I get from this. Moses was instructed in the ways of the Egyptians and was raised up as one. He learned their knowledge and how they do things. I don’t believe he had the privilege to have grown up with a spiritual father or his own father which was a Hebrew so that he could have learned a lot from the things of God. The intentional and interesting thing of God is that he allowed Moses to end up as son in law of a priest. Now this is the priest of Midian, not s priest of the people of God, the Hebrews. Yet he became family with Him and one can infer that he learned a lot from as well. You can tell he respected Jethro since he listened to his advice. The other thing I notice is that one can use the wisdom of the world and apply its knowledge to administer in the Kingdom of God. What Moses learned here was delegation, of authority and power. And he learned this not from the elders of Israel, but from the priest of Midian. The bible tells us to acquire knowledge and understanding. And while this is great and of great advantage the end result should be like Paul said, that we may know HIM.

    This chapter reminded me of the first scripture I learned from my parents as a young boy of about 6 yrs old.

    And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good. Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone. Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
    Exodus 18:17‭-‬19 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/exo.18.17-19.KJV

  41. 19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
    20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.
    21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

    Moses was submitted, He took action and it worked out in his favor.
    It pays off to be submitted to our Pastor & elders.
    A Great example of leadership here. A good leader will delegate and will accept constructive criticism, sudgestions and orders from our higher authority, no questions asked.

  42. Before very game that I played for my favorite coach in high school he would tell me “ Think about what you are doing and don’t be a hero”. He meant that there was no reason to try and win the game all on my own when I had a whole team around me. There is no reason that we try and do this alone. The POFW is full of brothers and sisters ready to help one another, able to share the burden. There are plenty of ways that we could all do our part and help out. We have Western Day coming up and it will require that we all do our part. If we do, God will do his part and give the increase. Let us work together and see Gods hand at work.

  43. “And Moses told his father in law all that the Lord had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the Lord delivered them. And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians. And Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.”
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭18:8-10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Jethro rejoiced with Moses about the victory he was given. Just like at church last night sometimes we just have to praise God because he is God and he is good.

  44. 8 And Moses told his father in law all that the Lord had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the Lord delivered them.

    9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.

    10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.

    11 Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
    Moses is sharing his testimony, long journey that he went through but God brought him out of it. Now he rejoices with others, sharing his testimony. Friends day is coming up, share your love for Jesus with others.

  45. 21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
    22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
    23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.

    One of the hardest things I have ever done is to take my hands off my “baby” and allow someone else to “take the wheel “.
    The only way to know you are ever successful is to do that very thing, if they flop, you retrain, if they succeed, then you were a success.

  46. Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “The thing that you are doing is not good. You will certainly wear out both yourself and these people who are with you, because the task is too heavy for you [to bear]; you cannot do it alone.
    EXODUS 18:17‭-‬18 AMP

    This is a one God operation, not a one man operation. We are the body of Christ and God has given us all gifts and talents that aide in winning souls for His kingdom. I pray as I learn more about His will for me that I step out of the way so His glory shines and that I am a help and not a hindrance.

  47. 11 Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

    The Lord is greater than anything any anyone that we can ever imagine. Things in life will come and go but He will remain. Heaven and earth will pass away but rest assured that He will remain the same. I am grateful that God has prepared a place for me. Even in His greatness He does not forget His promises to us. he loves us and cares for us.

  48. 21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

    Is this a pattern that should be followed to be able to lead thousands and hundreds?

    The burden is too great for one person to carry. But for this to work the leader needs to be confident in his own leadership and learn to delegate. One man bands usually have small bands!

  49. 21But select from all the people some capable, honest men who fear God and hate bribes. Appoint them as leaders over groups of one thousand, one hundred, fifty, and ten. 22They should always be available to solve the people’s common disputes, but have them bring the major cases to you. Let the leaders decide the smaller matters themselves. They will help you carry the load, making the task easier for you. 23If you follow this advice, and if God commands you to do so, then you will be able to endure the pressures, and all these people will go home in peace.

    We all have a small part in our ministries. Problems should be solved at our level. Anything that can’t be solved, goes to Pastor for final decision. Just like in the workplace, military and at home. Use the chain of command to solve problems at the lowest level.

  50. 23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.
    24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.
    Exodus 18:23-24

    All advice which we receive from men should be tested by remitting the same to God for ratification and amendment. God has many ways of making known His will to His servants.

    God taught Moses by someone from the outside, and Moses listened. Moses wisely followed Jethro’s counsel, and surely this extended his ministry and made him more effective.

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