The people of Amalek came to wage war against the people of Israel. Joshua rallied the men of war and met the Amalekites at the battlefield. During the battle, the people of Israel would be prevailing and at other times the Amalekites would have the upper hand. After a while, the people of Israel continued to prevail and never slacked until, as Exodus 17 verse 13 puts it, ‘Joshua defeated Amalek and his army with the sword’
But behind the scene on a hill not so far away some key players stood waging the war that Joshua was fighting. They are Moses, Aaron and Hur. Moses went, not with a sword, but with the rod of God in his hand. As he lifted his hand with the rod to the Lord, Joshua and his men had the upper hand. But every time he dropped his hand because of tiredness the Amalekites would gain the upper hand. So, Aaron and Hur made him sit on a stone as they stood holding his hand up. Then Joshua and his men continued to experience victory until the enemy was destroyed. So, the question is, who really won the victory?
The Lord did, using all of them. Joshua’s victory in the battlefield was dependent on the intercessory and prophetic work of Moses on the hill. And Moses work on the hill was made more effective by the assistance of Aaron and Hur. In God’s house, there is no one-man-show. One man might be in the limelight but there are others putting oil into the lamp so it can shine on him.
Growth/success comes when everyone is playing their part. If you belong to a local assembly (which you should), know that your part is important to the overall success of that assembly, it doesn’t matter how insignificant it appears to you or even others, there is a master weaver at work and He will weave your part into the whole and make a magnificent tapestry from it. Ensure you belong to a unit. So, whether you are an usher or a children Sunday School teacher, do it with joy.
Go into today knowing that God is taking your contribution in His house and using it to perfect His work there.
Pray like this: Father I thank you for the awesome privilege to serve in your house. I present my body a living sacrifice unto you as I perform my duties with joy. I ask and receive the grace to be diligent in it in Jesus’ name, amen.
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Bible in 1 Year: Psalms 137-139 (In Devotional Audio)
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