In “The Best Yes” by Lysa TerKeurst, she talks about an interesting story in the Old Testament where Moses learns a lesson about being unrushed.
Let’s all sit down and unrush a bit today – let’s spend some time in the Word.
Read Exodus 18:7-25.
What can we learn from reading about Jethro (Moses’ father in-law) and what he had to do with instruction for Moses to stop and unrush?
In the end, here’s a great summary statement from Lysa:
So here’s what challenges me deeply – Moses didn’t resist Jethro. The Scriptures say that “Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said” (emphasis added). I think it would have been hard for a leader like Moses to just have his father-in-law pop in and suddenly say, “What you are doing is not good.” Excuse me, Jethro? And you’re not even going to soften your criticism by telling me first all you see I’m doing right?
(The Best Yes, pgs. 185-186)
Have you ever had someone tell you the hard truth? Have you given the hard truth lately? I’m going to spend time on this Sabbath to read more about this lesson in Scripture and how God can use those around me to speak truth into me – and for me to speak truth as well.
Enjoy this day, slow down a bit. Let the Word soak in.