And Jethro, Moses' father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God: And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her. And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent. And Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD delivered them. And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, whom He had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians. And Jethro said, Blessed be the LORD, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly He was above them. (Exo 18:5-11)
Jethro brings Moses his wife and kids, and Moses rehearses all the events of the Exodus in his hearing. His response is worship of the one true GOD for His victory and deliverance of the people of Israel. He also acknowledges that GOD alone is above all false gods which are made by men's hands and their vain imaginations. The God of Victory, who vanquished Egypt because of their sIn and oppression of Israel has vanquished the sins of the whole world. Our response is to turn from our sIn, and receive Him by faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, that we might be delivered just as Israel was.
The pride of people that refuse to repent and turn from their sIn, themselves, their false imagined gods will lead to judgment and destruction. Only those that surrender to GOD and submit to His way, through faith in Jesus Christ, will be delivered and redeemed. We rejoice in the GOD of our Salvation, and praise Him for His deliverance. We who are truly born again, are safe and secure in His arms, not as a license to sIn, but the freedom to live in, through, and for Him and accomplish His work in us. Work to conform us to the image of His dear Son, and work He wants us to do that others might be saved.
While we praise Him and Him alone, for being the GOD that He is, we also acknowledge that He has work for us to do, while we are ambassadors in this lost and dying world. The GOD of all the Universe, who became a man and took our place on that cruel Roman cross, calls us to minister to others that they might see Jesus in us, the Hope of Glory. The Master, who is both GOD and Man, commands us to disciple one another in love and in His Word, as committed followers of Him. The Word made Flesh, who spoke the worlds into being, has commissioned us to go and tell of the Good News of Salvation through faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary. As we go, we are to proclaim His message of mercy and grace that those who hear might believe, and believing have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. Just as He provided victory over Egypt, He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD with forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, and let Him reign victorious in you, now and always.