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We are an Assemblies of God church serving English speaking community in Stuttgart, Germany.

Devotional

January 28, 2019

Matthew Leighty

Read Exodus 18:1-12

When Moses went out to greet Jethro, he asked his father-in-law how he was and then invited him to join him in his tent. There, he told Jethro of all that had happened—all that the Lord had done to that point. But notice something: Jethro had already heard about everything that God had done for His people Israel (v. 1).

Why does this matter? Because it shows us something important about sharing good news and rejoicing in it with others. Jethro didn’t interrupt Moses and tell him that he didn’t need to share the stories again. Instead, it seems that he wanted to hear about everything that happened again. Good news cannot be heard too much, and surely Moses’ firsthand account added deeper richness to what Jethro had heard before. Perhaps this was Jethro’s way of confirming what he had heard as well. Either way, Jethro listened once more and then rejoiced with his son-in-law.

For us, this is a reminder that good news—and the gospel is the best news of all—is worth telling and hearing repeatedly. We cannot hear the gospel preached too much; we need it to seep down from our minds into our hearts daily. Nor can we share the gospel too much. Just as with Jethro and Moses, the gospel is worthy of rejoicing every single time it is shared.

When was the last time you heard the gospel? Shared it? Rejoiced over it?