Day 47: Moses, Father to a Nation

Though Moses had a couple of actual sons, he also served as the figurehead father for the entire Israelite nation.  He led them through 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, and had to deal with a plethora of problems, both spiritual and temporal.

Such a mountain of challenges would be enough to crush any man. As a man of faith, Moses called on God to strengthen him, and God sent him a wise counselor: his father-in-law Jethro. Jethro saw that Moses was trying to take on all the problems of the people, both large and small, by himself. Jethro advised him to pick competent helpers to whom he could delegate his responsibilities and save his own judgment and help for the largest problems.

Moses took Jethro’s advice, and created a system of delegation that helped him better accomplish his tasks and serve his people.

As fathers, we too can feel overwhelmed by our responsibilities, from providing to teaching your children. Like Moses, we can also look around for those in our lives to whom we can delegate, while still doing our part.

Question: What can I do to righteously delegate so that I do not become overwhelmed? 

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