Moses’ Hands

The Israelites were being attacked by the Amalekites. Moses stood on top of a hill, holding the walking stick that God had given to him. While Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning the battle against the Amalekites. But when Moses lowered his hands, the Israelites started losing the battle.

Why did Moses lower his arms? Because his arms were tired! Exodus 17:12-13 describes what Aaron and Hur did to help Moses. “After some time, Moses’ arms became tired. So they put a large rock under Moses for him to sit on. Then Aaron and Hur held Moses’ hands in the air. Aaron was on one side of Moses and Hur was on the other side. They held his hands up like this until the sun went down. So Joshua and his men defeated the Amalekites in this battle.”

God chose Moses to be the leader of His people. But Moses needed help. So Aaron and Hur supported and helped Moses win the battle against the Amalekites. Aaron and Hur willingly served Moses.

Be like Aaron and Hur. Support and encourage your preacher. Pay attention to your Bible teacher. Share your possessions with other Christians. Always be ready and willing to serve God and His leaders.