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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Moses' Miracle of Organization

When we think about the greatest miracles in the Bible, one of the greatest has to be the dividing of the Red Sea, and the deliverance of the children of Israel, and destruction of the Egyptians. This massive miracle speaks of the greatness of God to do anything, and that nothing is too hard for Him. But I am also impressed with the miracle of Ex. 18 that enabled Moses and the children of Israel to be able to survive together in the desert. The chapter tells us how Jethro, Moses' father-in-law came to join Moses, and brought Moses' wife and 2 sons. It was the next day that Jethro observed Moses sitting all day, from morning till night, judging the children of Israel. I imagine Moses sitting there, and a very long lineup of people, waiting all day in the heat of the sun, for a chance to bring their need to Moses. Moses was very busy, and Jethro was not impressed. Jethro said, "What are you doing? Why do you sit alone, and all the people stand before you from morning till night? The thing you are doing is not good. Both you and these people will surely wear yourselves out. For this thing is too much for you. You are not able to perform it by yourself." So Jethro gave Moses a word of wisdom, and told him to appoint rulers over groups of people, over thousands, over hundreds, over fifties, and over tens. These men would judge the people, and only the hard cases would be sent to Moses. This made it easier on Moses, and much better for the people, as they didn't have to wait in the sun all day. So Moses was able to endure, and the people were able to live in peace. The miracle of teamwork preserved the children of Israel from organizational disaster. God calls everyone of us into a team, to work together with other people on Kingdom business. We cannot do it without a team. We must build our teams, relate to our team members, and trust our team in areas of our weaknesses. We each have a part to play on the team. Find your team, find your place, and work with your team. It will bring great strength and peace, and you will be able to endure the many challenges and pressures that will come your way.

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