The Winning Soul

And Jethro rejoiced for all the good that the Lord had done to Israel, in that He had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians. Jethro said, “Blessed be the Lord, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of Pharaoh and has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods, because in this affair they dealt arrogantly with the people.” And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, brought a burnt offering and sacrifices to God; and Aaron came with all the elders of Israel to eat bread with Moses’ father-in-law before God. ” Exodus 18:9-12

There are many ways in winning souls; whichever the way, the most important thing is the message and what we say to them. Indeed, faith comes from hearing the message of God but equally important is our deeds, the way we behave and how we act lend credit to the things we say.

This passage is about Moses bringing his father-in-law Jethro before God. Moses did not preach but he was more of a living testimony and he witnessed to his father-in-law in his own natural way. Moses was a humble man and his testimony was meaningful:

  • He mentioned about help from the clutch of Pharaoh and the Egyptians
  • He spoke about all sorts of help that he had received while journeying

After Jethro heard about what Moses had said, he rejoiced and believed in the God of Moses. He worshipped the Lord by offering sacrifices to Him and said there was no other god mightier than the Lord. Today there is good news for those who wish to win souls but do not know how to preach and feels uncomfortable in public speaking. We can learn from Moses who instead of preaching talked about his experience.

We can relate our experiences with God and how he has freed us from the burden of sin and how His help and guidance have come in time. People who hear what we have to say will therefore praise the Lord. Although there are people who will hesitate to receive the good news, the seed of faith has nevertheless been sown and one fine day when they encounter problems, they will remember what we have told them. Our duty is to speak the truth and God will do the rest. Let us arise today and be His witnesses.

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