Sunday, March 18, 2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Earlier, Moses had sent his wife, Zipporah, and his two sons back to Jethro, who had taken them in. (Moses’ first son was named Gershom, for Moses had said when the boy was born, “I have been a foreigner in a foreign land.” His second son was named Eliezer, for Moses had said, “The God of my ancestors was my helper; he rescued me from the sword of Pharaoh.”) Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, now came to visit Moses in the wilderness. He brought Moses’ wife and two sons with him, and they arrived while Moses and the people were camped near the mountain of God. Jethro had sent a message to Moses, saying, “I, Jethro, your father-in-law, am coming to see you with your wife and your two sons.”
Let’s ask to ourselves: didn’t God know about the above? No, God exactly knew what was going on in their hearts. God knew how they responded before the invading Amalekites, who were well-trained warriors. The Israelites were just slaves recently released from Egypt, who had never borne arms as an organized army. The people of Israel quickly realized that it was not time to complain, but come to God and trust Him to get His help. They saw before the God’s greatest might and His hand, and they remembered. Then, they fought in faith in God, who would rescue them from the invading army. God, who patiently waited for their trust in Him, provided: they miraculously defeated the Amalekite warriors. Yes, they won the battle. God gave the Israelites the amazing victory. How gracious, merciful and loving God He was for the people of Israel!
Sunday, February 25, 2018
So Joshua and the young men faithfully followed what Moses had commanded. They fought against the army of Amalek and they fully trusted God that God would surely delivered them. Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. Moses held up the staff in his hand and prayed. Both sides saw Moses and his hand lifted up high with his staff. When Moses raised up his staff, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage.