Super Quick Bible Study: Let People Help You Sometimes

Exodus 17
8After this, the Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. 9So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on the hilltop with the staff of Elohim in my hand.”

10Joshua did as Moses had instructed him and fought against the Amalekites, while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

11As long as Moses held up his hands, Israel prevailed; but when he lowered them, Amalek prevailed. 12When Moses’ hands grew heavy, they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. Then Aaron and Hur held his hands up, one on each side, so that his hands remained steady until the sun went down.

13So Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his army with the sword.

14Then YHWH said to Moses, “Write this on a scroll as a reminder and recite it to Joshua, because I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.”

15And Moses built an altar and named it YHWH Is My Banner. 16“Indeed,” he said, “a hand was lifted up toward the throne of YHWH. YHWH will war against Amalek from generation to generation.”

Father could have held Moses’ hands up, but He chose to let them figure it out when they had realized what was happening. This story symbolizes Yah’s desire to let other help us, so we all are blessed in return. Just don’t abuse it, of course. Each righteous act we do or allow others to do for us forms and strengthens connections between believers. Listening to the testimonies of these acts also encourages us to do and seek more for the Kingdom of Yah as whole.

May we all have the humility to allow others, believers or not, to be a tool in the Father’s hand. Bless the Lord in teaching us His righteous in a plurality of ways. Amen.

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