By: Abigayle Mutua
Moses was one of the greatest prophets who ever lived. He was so close with God that God would come down to talk to him face to face. However, despite the relationship with God, Moses did not know how to manage the Israelites in the wilderness. He was the prophet, he was the judge, he was the counselor. Practically, he solved from big cases to petty cases of who called who names! And he was beginning to become worn out.
So one day His father in law comes to visit and he studies how Moses was trying to handle too much all by himself and he marvelled at the lack of understanding in Moses. So he calls Moses and asks Moses what he is doing!? Why can’t Moses appoint himself elders among the Israelites and then he concentrates on hearing God and let the elders solve the little issues like who’s cat was stolen!?
And the idea was a great one!
All Moses needed was a man with understanding to help him manage the people. He Had a great purpose but he lacked in understanding. Every great leader needs people who have understanding to surround them.