Exodus (5)

Moses and the Israelites were camped near Mount Sinai. Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, heard about the wonderful things God had done for the Israelites. So Jethro went to visit Moses.

While Jethro was visiting Moses, he saw all the hard work that Moses did. Verse 13 of our Bible Reading tells us that “Moses had the special job of judging the people. There were so many people that they had to stand before him all day.” Jethro told Moses, “It is too much work for you to do alone…It wears you out. And it makes the people tired too” (verse 18a). Then Jethro suggested that Moses choose some good men to help him judge the Israelites.

Sometimes we may have a project at work or home or in the church. But we become tired and want to give up. That’s when it is good to ask someone to help us. A person with new ideas may be able to help us finish the job quickly. If you are struggling with a job today, ask God to show you someone who can share your load.