Quirks, Queries and Commentary—Exodus 4:18
After Moses returned home from the burning bush, he needed to tell his father-in-law he was going back to Egypt but for some reason didn’t want to give the real reason. What did he say? “Let me go back to my own people in Egypt to see if any of them are still alive.” Why did he find it necessary to hide the real reason? Did he think Jethro would laugh at him? Throw him in the nearest mental institution? Was he still unsure that God could really use him to set his people free?