Lean — March 8, 2020

Exodus 17:8-13

  1. Sometimes following God can take us through the battle. (vs 8)
  2. The battle belongs to God. (vs 9-11)
  3. As we stand our ground, we will grow tired. (vs 12a)
  4. Not only do we need to learn on God, but we need to lean on others. (vs 12b-13

Who is leaning on you, and who are you leaning on?

Exodus 17:8-13 New Living Translation (NLT)

Israel Defeats the Amalekites

While the people of Israel were still at Rephidim, the warriors of Amalek attacked them. Moses commanded Joshua, “Choose some men to go out and fight the army of Amalek for us. Tomorrow, I will stand at the top of the hill, holding the staff of God in my hand.”

10 So Joshua did what Moses had commanded and fought the army of Amalek. Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. 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.New Living Translation (NLT)

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