- When God leads you from good times to bad times, do not grumble and complain that you want to go back, no matter how difficult the situation is.
- After all they had seen the Israelites still doubted that God was with them (17:7).
- Jethro knew who the LORD was (18:9, 10)
- Jethro gave very good advice, he told Moses to select people who were honest and godfearing as judges.
- The people were told to abstain from sexual relations in preparation for meeting God (19:14, 15). Why?
- God warned the people not to approach the mountain or he would ‘break out’ against them several times (19: 20 – 24).
- The people were also to wash their clothes in preparation for meeting God (19:10)