Friday, February 18, 2011

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 18

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material.


Take a few minutes to savor Exodus Chapter 18. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations…

18:1-5 – Moses is reunited with family.

18:1 – How did Jethro hear about what God did in Egypt?

18:2 – Moses sent Zipporah away back around 4:26. Or did he? Did she go to Egypt and witness some of God’s miracles, herself? Dis Moses send her away when things became too dangerous? Did she bring her father news of Moses’ success?

18:9 – Hearing what God did made Jethro happy.

18:11 – Jethro knew God was greater than other gods because He reprimanded Egypt for treating Israel badly. So, Jethro recognized Israel’s importance. But what’s with the other gods? Midianites were polytheistic.

18:21-22 – Jethro suggests the first hierarchical judicial system to take the pressure of leadership off of Moses.

18:25-26 – See Deuteronomy 1:9-18. What leadership qualities are necessary for the judges?

18:27 – Why do you think Jethro waited until the judge positions were filled before leaving?

Did Zipporah and the boys stay?

What do you think Jethro pondered as he traveled home?

What attributes of God have you observed in your study today? How will this change your relationship with Him?

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