Thursday, May 30, 2013

We Reflect on Influential People

Scripture: Exodus 18:6-7
He sent word to Moses, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons with her." Then Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and he bowed down and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare and went into the tent.

Insights:  Remember that this passage of Scripture is dealing with a family reunion.  Moses’ wife was mentioned.  His two sons were mentioned.  Jethro, his father-in-law was the only one the text explicitly indicates had a conversation with Moses.  Now, does that mean Moses did not speak to his wife and kids or show them affection?  Absolutely not.  The point is that Jethro was a highly influential person in Moses’ life.  In fact, later in this chapter we are going to see Jethro giving and influencing Moses in a positive way regarding leadership.  Beloved, there have been people who have influenced your life in positive ways.  It is helpful to reflect on those people and the lessons they taught you, so that, you may take those truths and instill them into other people.  We need to be intentional about our discipleship process and look for people we can invest our lives.  There are people in your church, home, work and even recreation activities that need your influence in their lives.  God desires you to step out and engage them, to help lead them into the ways of righteousness.  Beloved, serve the Lord with your influence and seek the counsel of Godly men and women regularly.

  1. Who are the people in your life that have influenced you?
  2. Who are the people you are presently influencing?
Prayer: Father, I am so grateful for the people You have placed in my life.  Let me take the lessons they have taught me and help me to instill those truths into the lives of other.  Amen.

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