I love the story of God helping the Israelites in battle with Moses needing to keep his hands raised. It was a fitting reminder for the Israelites that God was fighting this battle on their behalf, and that the glory of victory was His.
It was wise of Moses to accept advice from his FIL. We are not always quick to listen to advice, especially when someone tells us to do something different than what we've been doing. But Moses was wise, and implemented the advice he received from his FIL.
Obviously I've read this passage numerous times, but this is the first time I noticed that Moses' wife and children hadn't been with him for awhile - I wonder how long they had been with her family and what experiences they all missed out on, and why Moses sent them away.
Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
Love God and love each other - so simple and yet sometimes so difficult. A good reminder also to impress on our children that this is what's most important.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Exodus 19:16-21:21, Matthew 23:13-39, Psalm 28:1-9, Proverbs 7:1-5