Exodus 18:23 If you do this thing, and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all this people will also go to their place in peace.”

Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses, is giving Moses some advice regarding managing the Israelites so that Moses won’t get exhausted. Jethro tells Moses to group the Israelites and provide God-fearing leaders over each group. If the Israelites had a minor issue, they could go to their group leader; however, if it was a major issue, they would come to Moses.

This appears to be sound wisdom from Jethro to Moses managing over a million people. Although the wisdom is sound, Jethro adds one important point that we should take notice of. Jethro tells Moses if he follows his advice and God so commands, then he will be able to endure and the people will be in peace.

It doesn’t matter if we think of or receive sound advice that appears to be logical. We must ask ourselves, is this what God wants us to do? Unlike Moses, we have the Spirit of God to guide us in all our decisions (Rom. 8:14). He will be the One to inform us if we should do this or that. Colossians 3:15 tells us after bringing our idea before God, if we have peace about our idea then, that’s what we should do; however, nothing should be done if there is no peace.

Accompany sound logic with the approval of God. Then, watch all our plans succeed.