Jethro was delighted to hear about all the good things the Lord had done for Israel in rescuing them from the hand of the Egyptians.
Jethro had an open heart, a soft heart, a prepared heart. He delighted to hear the good news – the salvation story.
Some years ago I read a book entitled, ‘Mine to share’ by Gavin Reid. He argued that effective evangelism occurs when a ‘seeker’ meets a ‘sharer’; i.e, good things can happen when someone with an open heart runs into someone who is prepared to speak the gospel. In terms of the argument of that book, I think we can say that in Exodus 18 a ‘seeker’ meets a ‘sharer.’
‘…the salvation of Israel is the salvation of the world, and the experiences of the redeemed are a testimony to the world.’ Alec Motyer: ‘The message of Exodus’, p.186.
PRAYER: Lord, may it be on this Good Friday, and over this Easter week-end, that many a seeker encounters many a sharer. Cause conversions to take place, and bring many a Jethro into the Israel of God.