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Daily Devotion

Read: Exodus 18:13–27

Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “What you are doing is not good. You will surely wear yourself out, both you and these people with you. For the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone.” Exodus 18:17–18

You can’t do it all yourself. If you think you can—you’re wrong—and you will wear yourself out, and you won’t do your best work. That was the assessment of Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro. Jethro went on to say that Moses had to learn to delegate tasks and share his authority with others whom he trusted. Moses needed to be careful in his selection of people he would put in charge, but he needed to have others share the burdens and blessings of leadership with him.

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