The Way of Wisdom - Discussion 10

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Moses Father In Law

Pray

Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group.

Review

Each week you’ll spend some time reviewing the previous week’s lesson. Did anything happen last week that brought the lesson to mind, and what did you learn from it?

Watch

Watch the following discussion-starter video. It’ll set the topic of discussion for the group.

Read: Exodus 18:13-23

  1. One person will first read the scripture selection in the King James Version.
  2. Next, another person will read the same passages in a modern language or amplified version for more clarity such as the New Living Translation (NLT), Message Bible (MSG), New English Translation (NET), Amplified Bible (AMP), etc. We recommend using the YouVersion Bible app.

Retell

  1. One person will begin retelling the scripture passage in their own words (a new person to start each week is great!) Then…
  2. As a group, work together to fill in gaps and build the story. This will help us internalize and own it. Be sure everyone participates.

Discuss

Together, share around the group how the topic and scripture setting applies to your life personally. Here are some thoughts to consider for discussion… don’t let the discussion stop here, though… what questions can you ask that will help uncover God’s message?

📚Knowledge, 💡Understanding and ⚡️Wisdom

Where did Jethro have this conversation with Moses?

  1. 📚How long had it been since Israel had left Egypt?
  2. 📚How long did the people stand in front of Moses for Judgement?
  3. 📚Where were the people of Israel living at the time?
  4. 💡Do you think Moses and the children of Israel had everything figured out yet?

What was Moses doing?

  1. 📚What were the people doing? Why?
  2. 📚What did Moses’ father-in-law do during the day?
  3. 📚Did Jethro interrupt what was going on?
  4. 💡Do you think the effort was of value to the nation of Israel? Why?
  5. ⚡️How would Jethro have been received if he spoke up earlier in the morning?

What kind of question did Jethro use? How would you characterize it?

  1. 📚Do you think Jethro knew the answers to his first two questions?
  2. 💡Was Moses’ goal a good one? Was the people’s desire a good one?
  3. 💡What was the wise counsel that Jethro gave Moses?
  4. ⚡️Following Jethro’s example, should we start with giving wisdom, or by asking questions and listening?

When giving wisdom like Jethro gave, what two things should we do?

  1. 💡How does a question you know the answer to open the door for wisdom? (Jethro asked two of them)
  2. 💡How can we practice using questions to open the door for wisdom?
  3. ⚡️How does tying the wisdom to God’s favor help keep the wisdom on track?
  4. ⚡️How can we practice connecting the wisdom we give to God’s favor?

Next Week…

Hur, and Random Acts of Kindness – Scripture: Exodus 17:8-12