Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 7 July 2022 

TOPIC:  Be Humble Enough To Take Advice

Read: Exodus 18:1-27 (NKJV)

Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 7 July 2022 MESSAGE

Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law came to Moses on a visit, bringing with him Zipporah and Moses’ two sons. Having spent some time with Moses, he observed how Moses had been leading the people of God strenuously, especially during cases that needed Moses’ judgement (v.16).

Moses would attend to them from morning till evening each day. Jethro took time to advise him on how best to handle and judge the people in their matters. He counselled him to approach leadership by a delegation of authority and division of labour (vv. 17-23), just as Jesus did with the Twelve and Paul with Timothy respectively (Lk 10:1; 2 Tim.2:2).

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Following this piece of advice actually made Moses live long and retain his strength and time for other profitable engagements. The counsel of Jethro is applicable to everyone. Leaders should learn to delegate authority. A leader who wants to attend to everything himself will overwork his system and live in constant stress. As a Christian, you are a leader.

It is good for you to learn how to delegate and take off the stress. You should learn how to groom and prepare your successors. Try to mentor others and build confidence and competence in subordinates who will be in positions of leadership in the nearest future. Furthermore, no one is too inexperienced to offer a piece of advice. Your ability to consider other people’s opinion is a show of humility and Christian maturity. Be humble enough to listen to good counsels and follow them.

PRAYER: Lord, help me to be humble enough to listen when you speak to me through Your appointed agents, in Jesus’ name. Amen