Jethro was delighted to hear about all the good things the
Lord had done for Israel in rescuing them from the hand of the Egyptians. He
said, "Praise be to the Lord, who rescued you from the hand of the
Egyptians and of Pharaoh, and who rescued the people from the hand of the
Egyptians. Now I know that the Lord is greater than all other gods, for he did
this to those who had treated Israel arrogantly." Then Jethro, Moses'
father-in-law, brought a burnt offering and other sacrifices to God, and Aaron
came with all the elders of Israel to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law in
the presence of God. (Exodus 18: 9-12)
Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law or Zipporah’s father praises the Almighty God for his mighty acts in saving Moses and the Israelites from Pharaoh and his army. He has come to a realization here that Moses’ God is greater than all other gods. This happened because of Moses giving his testimony to Jethro. In v. 8 of the same chapter, we read, “Moses told his father-in-law about everything the Lord had done to Pharaoh and the Egyptians for Israel's sake and about all the hardships they had met along the way and how the Lord had saved them.”
Our testimony can work wonders in the lives of people who are yet to know the Lord as we have known. A few words of how the Lord has taken charge of our lives after we have given ourselves to him can sow a seed of the gospel in the hearts of many.
That would be a sign of gratitude on our part for what Jesus did for us on the cross. In the Old Testament, we read of the Psalmist decision for God’s awesome work in his life.
“How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD. I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people. (Psalm 116:12-14)
Not all may respond positively to our witnessing but we are all called to sow the seed and God will work in his own way in his own time to work out his purposes in that person. Maybe we are the 1st or 15th or 50th person to sow the seed in a person’s heart regarding the agape love of Jesus but it is all very important for God to work in that person’s life. So let’s not shrink back in testifying regarding the wondrous acts of God in our life and let many more praise God and accept Jesus as Savior when they realize the great works of God in our lives.