Daily Devotional with Pastor Jon

June 16

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.

Exodus 17:12

In the middle of the battle, were Joshua to look over his shoulder, he would have seen three men on a hill - the one in the middle holding a wooden rod. This makes us think of another Man on a hill, flanked by two others, arms outstretched, not holding a wooden rod, but pinned to a wooden beam. But His arms didn’t sag; His soul didn’t sag; His spirit didn’t sag. No, Jesus our Savior hung in there for you and me. And the Man in the middle not only bled and died for me, but He rose again and ascended into Heaven, where He lives to make intercession for me (Hebrews 7:25). Aaron might get busy sometimes. Hur might not always be available. But Jesus ever lives to make intercession for me. He lives to pray for me. Amazing.

“If that’s the case,” you say, “then why should we pray at all? Why not just let Him do the heavy lifting?” Because, although the victory is won, there are still mop-up operations going on. Do you want to be fruitful, successful, and blessed in the daily skirmishes of life? Do you want to see your kids do well, the Church blessed, and the country changed? Jesus won the victory completely at Calvary. All the rest is mop-up stuff. And we have the privilege of taking part. “Seek Me,” the Lord says. “Talk to Me. Call on Me with uplifted hands. And watch and see what I will do as you open the door for Me to work.”

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Pillar By Day" by Pastor Jon. "A Pillar By Day" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Genesis through Deuteronomy. If you would like your own copy of "A Pillar By Day" you can order one from the SearchLight Store.

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