10 Alive Recap

Friends,

Sunday we continued our Moses series with a discussion of Exodus eighteen.

What was Moses problem?

The people were bringing all their problems to Moses and Moses was solving the problems. As a result Moses was overwhelmed. He was unable to tend to other responsibilities and was in danger of burning out. Tom could identify with Moses.  Tom wants to make sure he is being faithful to God’s call and finds it difficult to say “no.” As a consequence he finds himself involved in many areas of service but with the nagging feeling that he is not being as effective as he could be.

Jack said that his personality has always led him to want to be in charge but that there came a time in his life when he needed a break. He wanted to let someone else take the lead.

The demands of everyday life overwhelm us. We don’t have the time or energy to serve God as we ought. We feel tired and guilty.

What was Jethro’s solution to Moses’ problem?

Jethro told Moses to delegate. Moses didn’t need to do it all. There were others who had the time and talent to solve the problems. Moses needed to allow others to share the load. Thanks to Jethro the justice system became more efficient and Moses got some much needed rest.

We all need Jethros in our lives. We need trusted friends who will give us Godly advice and counsel.

Betty said that our class is her “Jethro.”  We are all fortunate to have each other.

Next week Exodus nineteen. Consider the following questions:

1) What did God promise the people of Israel?

2) How were the people to prepare for the coming of the Lord? Why the elaborate preparation?

3) Why the harsh punishment for touching the mountain?

See you Sunday.

John

One response to “10 Alive Recap”

  1. Jamie says:

    I really wanted to post a picture of me as an image of “overwhelmed” but that would have been too easy.