And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses' father in law, We are journeying unto the place of which the LORD said, I will give it you: come thou with us, and we will do thee good: for the LORD hath spoken good concerning Israel. And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred. And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as thou knowest how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou mayest be to us instead of eyes. And it shall be, if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that what goodness the LORD shall do unto us, the same will we do unto thee.
Today’s Morsel: One of the things that Moses realized about his father-in-law was that he was a man of great wisdom. It was Moses' father-in-law that gave him instruction for dealing with the people’s problems so that he did not wear himself out. Moses told his father-in-law to come with them because he was as eyes for them. In other words, Moses was saying that you have the ability to see things that we may not be able to see. You have the foresight of what is right versus wrong; and the way that we should and should not go. Solomon said, “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14).
Don't be be too quick to send away or get rid of the elderly from your life, they may have the foresight to save you from much trouble if you heed their counsel.
Sing: Let Jesus lead you! Let Jesus lead you! Let Jesus lead you all the way, all the way from earth to glory, let Jesus lead you all the way.
Thought For Today: Let every purpose be established by counsel.