At that time, the well-respected priest of Midyan, Yisro, who was also a shepherd, made a bold move that shocked the entire nation.
“I am giving up my position as a priest,” he announced. “I officially condemn any worship of idols in any shape, manner or form. They are worthless blocks of wood and stone. They have eyes, but cannot see, ears that cannot hear and mouths that cannot talk!”
It was a brave decision indeed and soon the word spread throughout Midyan. All the people of the land decided not to have anything to do with Yisro.
“For rejecting the idol worship of his countrymen, the High Council of Midyan hereby casts YISRO from our midst!
“Let no man speak to him!”“Let no man conduct business with him!” “Let no man marry any of his daughters!”