Jethro

Jethro was Moses’ father-in-law. After Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, Jethro came to meet Moses. Jethro watched Moses judge the Israelites and make decisions for them. He saw that the work was very hard for Moses to do alone.

So Jethro gave Moses some advice. We can find Jethro’s advice in Exodus 18:17-18. “But Moses’ father-in-law said to him, ‘This isn’t the right way to do this. It is too much work for you to do alone. You cannot do this job by yourself. It wears you out. And it makes the people tired, too.’” Jethro told Moses to find good men and make them rulers over the people. These rulers would judge the people. Then Moses would only need to decide the most important cases.

Jethro was a wise man. He used his wisdom to help Moses do what God wanted. He did not tell Moses to change God’s plan. Instead, he told Moses the best way to do the work God wanted him to do.

There are certain things that God wants us to do for Him. So He gives us His wisdom to find the best way to do what He wants. And sometimes God sends someone else with wisdom who can give us good advice.

Think about the ways you can serve God today. Try to find the best way to do those things for God.