Tag Archives: Yitro

Resistance Is Futile

The stars, they circle and dance in the sky. Tinkling bells flow in harmony, spin and scatter and come ’round again. The stars in the sky, they circle and dance. You are a singularity, a star alone like no other. … Continue reading

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Father Sky, Mother Earth

Exodus 20:24-26  You shall make an altar of earth to Me, and shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen. In all places where I record My name I will come to … Continue reading

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Men Who Fear God

Exodus 18:21 …able men… The word used here for man is ish and not adam. It implies that males are intended and not mankind in general. In accordance with God’s example, Jethro advised Moses to choose men as leaders of … Continue reading

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Veils, Tallits, and Covering

When Moses came down from Mt. Sinai, his face glowed and he wore a veil over his face to hide the glory of it from the Israelites. I was taught that this was a purely pragmatic act, that he had … Continue reading

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Delegation in Family Government

Exodus 18:18 Thou art not able to perform it thyself alone. Although the husband is meant to be the head of his house, the head cannot live or even command the body on its own. Effective command requires the trust … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Yitro

A few random thoughts on Yitro: There must be some kind of behind-the-scenes parallel between Yitro and Laban. Both were unbelievers and God arranged marriages between their daughters and patriarchs of Israel. Zipporah and the Ethiopian woman, Moses’ other wife, … Continue reading

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