March 2
Exodus 18:13-23

Good advice from dad

Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, heard about everything God had done for the people of Israel, so he came to see Moses. He watched Moses being kept busy from morning till night trying to settle all the quarrels and disagreements the people had.

“Why are you doing this on your own?” he asked Moses. “You will wear yourself out!”

“I have to help these people with their problems. They need to know God’s rules and laws,” Moses replied.

Then Jethro said, “Take some leaders you can trust and teach them God’s rules. Let them rule over different groups of people.” So Moses did what Jethro told him.

From then on, Moses only judged the very difficult matters. And Jethro returned to his own country.

How do great leaders get all their work done?

Have you ever wondered how a leader gets all his work done? Think of all the things that go on at your church. How can a Pastor do everything and be everywhere at the same time? He can’t! You may have noticed that many people help in different ways, like welcoming people, teaching children, or singing in a group. Others do things that no one ever sees, like sending out letters or cleaning the church.

Even Jesus had a group of disciples that helped Him in different ways. You can learn to be a good helper by doing things that will make life a little easier for your mom or dad.

Verse for today

When morning came, he [Jesus] called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles. Luke 6:13