Jethro was such an accountable man to his family and to the affairs of God.
The Bible records his actions of accountability to his biological children, to his son-in-law and to his grandchildren.
-When you live an accountable life, your lifestyle becomes an example and Jethro was such an example of someone who lived an accountable life. Amen.
-Living a lifestyle of accountability, will cause others to look up to you and even count on you sometimes when in need.
When Moses had to go to Egypt in order to lead the Israelites out of Egypt as God had commanded him, he could count on his father in- law’s help. Moses’ family stayed with his father-in-law in Midian while Moses comfortably fulfilled God’s assignment in his life during that season.
I can only imagine how much peace filled the heart of Moses knowing that his family was under great care in his absence. For many, it is a difficult decision to entrust the care of your entire family temporarily into the hands of another person. Jethro kept Moses’ family regardless and when the season was over, Jethro handed Zipporah and her children back to Moses.
Can you be entrusted with responsibilities and be guaranteed to deliver great results?
Or are you the kind of person whom when given responsibilities, there is need to check in with you often for fear that you may not deliver as agreed?
Exodus 18:5-6 (NKJV)
And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness, where he was encamped at the mountain of God. Now he had said to Moses, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons with her.”
As a way of showing accountability to the affairs of God, Jethro offered sacrifices of burnt offerings to God. This was done When Moses updated his father in - law about what God had done for the Israelites - delivering them out of Egypt, so Jethro celebrated God and offered sacrifices of burnt offering to God (Exodus 18:8-12).
You may ask, why is this significant?
It is significant because, as children of God, we have the responsibility to show gratitude to our Father. Learn to say thank you effortlessly. Seek opportunities to say Thank you, Father, for who you are and what you have done. Amen.
My encouragement to you is this, structure your life such that you can be a blessing to your family and the people around you. And also live a lifestyle of a responsible child of God. Amen