Moses and Jethro Exodus 18
Read Exodus 18:1-8. In verse 8, reflect on what Moses considers to be the important items to be shared with Jethro about the experience of Israel,
Read verses 9-12. What are Jethro’s conclusions after hearing Moses’ account? How does he respond? Reflect on the significance of verse 12?
Read verses 13-23. What does Jethro observe about Moses? Why was this a concern: What advice does Jethro offer to Moses?
Read verses 17-23. List and reflect on the leadership principles that can be gleaned from these verses.
Read verses 24-27. What conclusions can you draw from these verses?
Application: Thinking about your own church situation, consider the following:
- What guidelines and principles from this account can you apply to your church’s leadership style?
- What might be helpful changes?
- How do these principles align with utilizing the gifts of the Spirit?
Prayer: Pray for your church, and the local church throughout the world. Pray for discernment in finding leaders who are God-fearing, honest and trustworthy. Pray for leaders who are willing to share the load and serve one another and the church to the glory of God.