Thursday, 10 March 2016
The First Wisest Man Wasn't Solomon Afterall. *sigh, smh
Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived because he asked God specifically for wisdom and understanding to rule and God blessed him with other things he didn't think of nor imagined. Oh well, that's what happens when we specifically ask God for stuffs, we emerge victorious breaking all records and protocols.
We all know of the good guy named Moses, right? Moses was assigned by God to lead the people of Israel to the promise land, God was entirely with him, true, but he failed to ask for wisdom to guide the affairs of the people. Then this great man came to the rescue...
His name was Jethro. Jethro was the father-in-law of Moses and a priest of Midan (see Exodus Chapter 18). He heard of the reports of all that God had done for Moses and sent his message across to Moses telling him that he was coming to visit him in a short while.
Jethro eventually arrived and was impressed about all that the lord had done for Moses, he offered burnt offerings to God but the next day, he noticed something was wrong with Moses' administration.
Moses subjects(the Israelites) brought their problems and questions all day to him to judge. Jethro noticed this and rebuked his actions. He asked, "what is going on here? Why are you doing all this, and all by yourself, letting everybody line up before you morning to night?'' As the good guy who Moses was, he defended the people by saying that they came to ask him questions about God and resolve their conflicts.
Jethro the wise guy retorted and said to him that it was the wrong way to go about it and told him he was going to burn if he continues that way. Jethro advised Moses to continually teach the people the rules and instructions and show them how to live and in turn advised him to appoint men of integrity, who were incorruptible and ultimately had the fear of the Lord to act as leaders to judge the affairs of the people, and whatever case they couldn't handle, then they could bring it over to Moses to handle, this way Moses can have the strength to carry out the commandments of God effectively.
Moses listened to his counsel and breathed lasting fresh air happily ever after...
Today, let's be wise in all our dealings(using the common sense evolution possessed by Jethro) and ultimately ask God for wisdom just like Solomon did so that our lives can be filled with goodies.
Have a wisdom filled day Fam! *remember to share this piece with a friend *winks
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