Saturday, May 16, 2020

Numbers 28:1-31; Proverbs 24:1-34; Luke 2:1-21

Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. Exodus 17:10b-11

While Joshua fought, Moses prayed. As long as Moses held up his hands in prayer, Israel prevailed in battle, but when his hands drooped, Amalek prevailed. This battle was not won by Israel’s fighting ability since they were not experienced soldiers nor adept at warfare. The battle was won by Moses, through prayer. What a reminder as to the value, power, and absolute necessity of prayer! Have you prayed today? —W. Ross Rainey

Behold the throne of grace! The promise calls us near!
To seek our God and Father’s face, who loves to answer prayer.—Newton