Text: Exodus 18:1-27.
Jethro advised Moses to delegate part of his work load to others so that he could “…Stand before God for the people, so that you may bring the difficulties to God,” verse 19 (NKJV). It was important that Moses prays for the people before God. As a leader, he could not under rate or delegate prayer! This is also what the apostles did, they delegated the service of tables to others and concentrated on prayer and the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:1-7). Moses was given the qualities of leaders to choose, able men, men who fear God, trustworthy and who hate bribe (v.21). You will fear God if you are dependant on Him through prayer. Jesus Christ, God Himself depended on His Father to accomplish His mission (Luk.6:12). In your family and ministry prayer is very critical, and you should never delegate it!
Meditate on verse 21. How are you going to apply it to your life?
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray that You give us leaders who fear You and are men and women of integrity. Amen.