April 28th 2010

We All Grow Weary

“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.”

Exodus 17:12 (NIV)

The setting of this scene is a battle that was taking place between the Amalakites and Joshua’s army.  As the previous verse explains, when Moses’ hands were held high – Joshua was winning the battle, but when Moses lowered his arms the enemy was winning the battle.

Moses was a great man chosen by God from among many to do His work on earth.  He had God’s blessing and His support but, as we can see, Moses was human and experienced the same human weaknesses we all do. His arms grew tired as the battle raged on and he needed the support of those around him. He was their leader but he couldn’t do it alone.

Our leaders have been appointed by God and God works in their lives as He does in our lives, equipping and preparing us all for the work He has in mind for us.

We all grow tired and weak from time to time and need the support of those around us. Our leaders are like us and they are like Moses – they grow tired and weary, and need our support so they can continue to do the work set before them by our Father in heaven.


Father in Heaven, we trust in you as you lead those you have appointed to lead us in your word and in your ways. Help us to help them and please grant them the strength they need to continue doing the work you have set aside for them. We thank you for the strength that comes from knowing you.


Study by Sinead Henderson 

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