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Jethro And Odysseus

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Moses is about to have a conversation with his father-in-law as the entire Egyptian army spends its time getting to know its new fish friends at the bottom of the Sea of Reeds. This simple conversation with Jethro will prove to be one of the most profound and life-impacting conversations Moses will ever have. In the next article I will get to the most obvious part of the dialogue: the part that deals with the governmental structure of Israel. But today, I want to spend a little time on a single statement he makes that, I believe, is applicable to every single one of us today.
Exodus 18:11 (NKJ)
"Now I know that Yahweh is greater than all the gods (elohim). For in the very thing in which they behaved proudly, He was above them." (parenthetical insertion mine)
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To them, YHWH was no different than the rest of the pantheon of gods in those days. There was a god for just about everything. In the days of the apostle Paul, there was even one to the "unknown god" just in case they missed one. The origin of all the gods came from the fallen angels that took their residence over the seventy nations of the earth after the mixing of the languages at the Tower of Babel. These former elohim and former sons of God set themselves up over the people and created the entire system of "gods" and idol worship in their effort to draw people away from the one true Elohim,
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