“But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.” (Exodus 17:12)
The Amalek were at war with God and the people of Israel. The freedom God promised Israel wasn’t without its challenges, but He was with them and He went before them. Moses had the element of success; as he held his staff high, the Israelites were experiencing victory.
Left by himself, Moses reached his limit physically and mentally and could not proceed. At that point, his fellow sojourners were there to assist him.
This is an important principle as we are being comforted by disagreements in various matters. The enemy, the flesh, and the cunningness of the world is at war with our God and we are caught in the middle.
Whose arms can you be holding up? Who is holding your arms up? It could be the pastor needing his flock to support him in the work of the ministry, a husband looking for affirmation that he is doing what’s right for his family, a wife in need of prayer, a child struggling with a bully. We don’t know the impact of this type of unity or the solid foundation it creates, until we reach out and hold each other’s arms in the fight.
The results, “And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword.” (Exodus 17:13)
Written by Juan Mendez: Juan is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and full-time staff member at America’s Keswick.
The Daily Bible Reading: Zecheriah 1-7| You can download our 2017 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here
Daily Quote: “Let us therefore not deceive ourselves. In walking according to the spirit we shall hear the direction of conscience. Do not try to escape any inward reproach; rather, be attentive to its voice.” – Watchman Nee
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4:15