Reuel to Jethro-3
Exodus 2:18 “And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How [is it that] ye are come so soon to day?”
Exodus 3:1 “Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, [even] to Horeb.”
He was one man who could tell Moses to sit down and shut up. He was one man who scolded Moses and always call him to order.
Moses respected him not really because he was his father in law but because he was his spiritual father.
He had so much authority over Moses. He thought Moses about the Living God, His ordinances, the priesthood, sacrificing to God, leadership and management. We can see all these in Exodus 18.
Another challenge I had while meditating on all these was, how come that Jethro, son of an outcast became so influencial in the life of Moses? Why will God keep Moses with him for forty years? How did Jethro become a man of wealth, power, authority and a custodian of the ordinances of God?
The secret is hidden in the name Reuel and Jethro.
The name Reuel is simply translated as “friend of God”, “god-like one”, “goodly” and “godly”.
That settles it! Beloved, Reuel came from a background of strife and enemies of God but he changed all that in his own life time. He put an end to strife and conflicts and teamed up with the God of Abraham. He took sides with Jehovah God and his destiny changed.
He met God, but didn’t stop at that, he went ahead and became a friend of God just like his great great grand father Abraham.
Isaiah 41:8 “But thou, Israel, [art] my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.”
Reuel stopped strife and enmity and God took him to His secret place. God showed him how he does things and committed the future into his hands.
To be continued…
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