Monday, August 18, 2008
Wining Battles and being thoughtful
Being an independent person its hard to admit that sometimes I need encouragement or support. I do however have a wonderful family and friends and church that give support very well.
The story of Moses battle with Amalek has been on my mind. As long as Moses hands were raised the battle was won. I think the interesting part is that Moses needed his friends to hold his hands up until the battle was won. I guess this story shows that sometimes we do need others to help hold us up.
Exodus 17:12-13 When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.
Eph 6:18 ‘With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.’
17:11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
17:12 But Moses' hands [were] heavy; and they took a stone, and put [it] under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.