So when Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he did for the people, he said,
“What is this thing that you are doing for the people?
Why do you alone sit, and all the people stand before you from morning until evening?”
Do you ever feel as though you’re carrying a load too heavy? Read Exodus 18
We have good intentions.
We love God.
We love ___God’s people.
We see __needs_____ .
Moses had good intentions.
He could see the need for these people who had been in bondage, in captivity, all these years.
He tried to meet these needs by himself.
God had called Moses to lead His people out of bondage.
Did God call Moses to handle all of the re-entry by himself?
In doing it all by himself: He didn’t get the job done well.
He wore himself out.
He kept others from doing their assigned job.
To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. I Samuel 15:22
Jethro heard Moses’ story.
Jethro saw Moses’ problem.
Jethro gave Moses wise advice .
Knowledge + understanding = wisdom
Moses followed through .
What can we learn?
Do not presume, unless you hear from God.
Do not assume, when you see a need, that you are the one to fill it.
If you are overwhelmed, maybe you’re doing what God didn’t give you to do.
Wait. Wait until you hear from God. Expect Him to answer.
Philippians 4:7: And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.