Daily Bible Podcast Day 027 – Exodus 17-20, Acts 3

November 27, 2012 in Podcasts by Nathan


“So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 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.” ~Exodus 17:10-13

There’s a lot going on here. Coincidentally(?), we talked about this exact passage in small group last night. God wants to show that Moses is not doing anything by his own power, which is why he needs help to even hold his arms up. God is also Setting up Joshua to eventually be the leader of Israel.

God could ask you and I to do something we aren’t capable of. That old saying, “God won’t give you more than you can handle?” Wrong. God gave Moses more than he could accomplish. But, with God’s power and the support of others, the job got done.

God, you bring glory to Yourself by giving “impossible” tasks to weak people. That way, we aren’t confused who gets the credit for the “impossible” victory. I don’t want for the only things I accomplish in this life to be those I could have done on my own. I’m asking to be part of a group of your people doing great things in Your power.

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