Scripture: Exodus 17.
Exodus 17:11-13 (NLT)
11 As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage.
12 Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset.
13 As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle.
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)
This is a very fascinating story that shows the power of God working through Moses. This also is a story showing the power of partnership in ministry. There was no jealousy between Moses, Aaron and Hur that prevented them from working and supporting each other to accomplish the work of the Lord, for they were all striving for the same end result. What a pity that we don’t see more of this in our churches today. We are so busy finding fault, instead of praying the power of God on those we are finding fault with. We are so busy standing by waiting to pick each other apart, instead of locking arms and fighting the battle together. We are so busy gossiping about the person doing the work, instead of thanking God for blessing His servant with the strength, power and willingness to let God work through them. Friends, when we work together to accomplish the work of the Lord, we will see results like that described in verse 13, we will see God overwhelm the work of Satan and therefore celebrate great victories.
(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)
Father, please help me to do my part in listening to Your voice and allowing You to work through me to accomplish Your work. As others endeavor to do the same, may I stand in partnership with them and support them in their effort so that together we can celebrate Your power and Your wondrous work among us. Lord, I pray that the wicked work of Satan will be eliminated in our church so that we may see Your mighty work accomplished in our community. I pray that our eyes may be fixed on the much bigger picture of winning the lost of our community, instead of the infighting, jealousy and self-focus that Satan is known to bring to Your people. You are the victor, oh Lord, and as we serve You we must learn to do things that victors do – celebrate, overcome and lift up each other.
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