Bible Order: Exodus 39–40
Chronological Order: Exodus 1–3
New Testament Only: Matthew 20:20–21:11
You Are Not Alone So Don’t Act Like It
Brothers, I’m afraid I’m pulling an all-nighter for work so my comments will need to be brief in the extreme. I did read today’s passage and I will make one short comment but first let me address an issue that was just brought to my attention today. Evidently the daily email containing the daily post has not been going out over the last couple of days. I hope this problem is now fixed and apologize for the error. I’m not really sure what happened. I use Feedburner to manage the email subscriptions and it usually handles things without a problem and without any input from me. If you did not get this post in your inbox please let me know and I’ll go back and work on it some more.
In today’s passage a theme that stood out to me is our need for Christian fellowship. Moses got weary holding his arms up for God’s blessing during battle so Joshua and Caleb stood beside him supporting his arms so the battle would go well for the family of Israel. Later Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, sees him struggling to handle all of the daily disputes coming from over a million people. Jethro advises Moses to find able men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, to help him in administering justice. If fact, Jethro tells Moses that trying to do all of that work without help is wrong.
Exodus 18:17-18 ESV
“ Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “What you are doing is not good.  You and the people with you will certainly wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to do it alone.”