Moses was overwhelmed. He had an amazingly huge responsibility in leading the Israelite people to the God ordained promise of Canaan. However, he had found himself in a day and night cycle of serving the people in practical matters of social justice to refereeing inconsequential squabbles between neighbors. God, being rich in mercy, sends Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law to give him some much needed wise council. As it turns out, Jethro’s practical wisdom of delegation and management organization was of immense benefit to Moses and Israel alike. Woven into Jethro’s advice were statements about God and the virtues of Godly men that should cause us to look at him as an example of faith integrating into thinking and action.
1. Have you ever considered coming alongside someone as a mentor or considered being mentored yourself? Why or why not?
2. How could I put this mentoring plan into action today? Who could I approach for advice?
Challenge: Plan to consider an action plan to put a mentoring relationship together. It may be as simple as going to breakfast or lunch with someone you desire to get to know more.