Giving Counsel

Jethro counsels Moses by James Tissot




“Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them, as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens. And let them judge the people at all times, and let it be that every major dispute they will bring to you, but every minor dispute they themselves will judge. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you. If you do this thing and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure and all these people also will go to their place in peace.” Exodus 18:21-22

If we were to do as Jethro did in counseling Moses, imagine how life would be without as much rancor. We have given over our authority to “Professionals.” Are they Godly? Do they know Jesus? God will not be supplanted. Let’s think hard about being God’s people.

Tanya Jackson