Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bonus Reading, Exodus

Raising Up Leaders  

Today's reading tells how Moses was a bit "in over his head" as the Hebrews left Egypt.  Jethro, his father-in-law, noticed that Moses seemed be the only one making decisions for all of the people in the wilderness -- an impossible task.  So he encouraged Moses to pick leaders of smaller groups to handle some of the lesser issues.  It was the beginning of the civic order -- another lesson the Israelites needed to learn so that they could truly become a nation.

Read Exodus 18:1-27  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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