The passage we studied this week in Exodus wasn’t the most exciting, but it still had something to say to us. In Exodus 18, we see administrative logistics. Moses was trying to handle all government dealings for 600,000 men (equivalent to Iredell and 10 surrounding counties). He was getting worn out!
Jethro, Moses’s father-in-law, speaks with him about his duties. Basically, he confronts Moses and tells him what he is trying to do is not very smart. It’s not good for Moses or the people. Moses takes Jethro’s advice. He is willing to listen and learn. His job is to receive the word of God and take it to the people. Moses finds capable, God-fearing, trustworthy men to share the load.
This is a good lesson for us in sharing the load so we are able to focus on what God has called us to do. Share your load and ask someone how you can help share their load.
The pastor has many roles as he ministers to God’s people. We also have staff and deacons to help share his load of leading and shepherding the church. At WABC, we have explored the idea of adding elders and will spend the next year putting together a plan of what this would look like for us. Regardless of whether you have a “title” in the church, we all have a responsibility.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Middle and High School Mission Trip to Portland
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019