When Israel was about to cross over Jordan into the promise land, God reminded Israel of Amalek's treacherous act, and charges them:Det. 25:17-18 “Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt; 18 How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.“
It is just like the enemy of our soul to attack us when we are weary, and weak in our faith. Just like when the enemy (Amalekites) came out against the faint and weary of the children of Israel in the wilderness.
When the Israelites came out of Egypt it was a different story. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob solely delivered the children of Israel out of the hands of the mightiest empire during that era. The only role the Israelites had was to obey the words of the Lord. Every time Moses stretched fourth that rod in Egypt, some natural disaster or plague struck the Egyptians. God literally fought their battles while they watched in amazement.
The red sea opened up and they walk through on dry land while the Egyptian army drowned pursuing God’s chosen people. Soon after in the wilderness they complained about water, bread, and meat. God provide all they needed.
Exodus 16:10-12 “ And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. 11And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 12 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.”
God did everything for them. But, the one thing God would not do, without their involvement was to fight their battle for them once they were set free from bondage, Egypt (World). They were no longer slaves, but they like us have been set free, and were being prepared to be a army that would inherit the promise of God, and defeat the enemy.
“8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.” I wondered how long did Amalek torment and fought against the weary and the faint before Moses, and the rest of the group realized that God was not going to intervene. They would have to decide to take the initiative to stand and fight their own battles, with God’s help.
“9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.”
There is one thing you just can’t ignore, the enemy, he will not go away on his own. He will continue to torment you, until you put an end to it. “10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.”
"12 But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun."
Moses became weary from holding up the rod, that rod represented his faith. Every time Moses stretched forth his rod (faith), God acted in Moses behalf, just like He does for us.
During this battle Moses hands became weary from holding up the rod. Aaron and Hur finds’ a stone (rock), and Moses sat upon that ROCK, Moses had to rest in the midst of the battle. He rested upon the ROCK, which represents Christ. Both Aaron and Hur held up Moses hands, as Moses rested upon the ROCK. We must learn in the midst of the storms to rest on the ROCK. It is the only way to recover from being weary and find strength and endurance to preserver.
In the midst of the battles we, like Aaron and Hur, should be holding up one another’s faith with encouragement and prayers. Moses was not alone, God always bring someone in our lives to be are Aaron and Hur.
“13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.”