Jehovah-Nissi: The Lord Is My Banner

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Exodus 17:8-15 (NIV) 

The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.”

10 So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. 11 As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 12 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. 13 So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.

14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven.”

15 Moses built an altar and called it (Jehovah-Nissi) The Lord is my Banner.

1. What are some ways God has fought for you or been faithful to you?

2. Have you ever had friends (like Aaron & Hur) hold you up when you were weary & weak? What was that experience like and how did God use it bring victory in your life?

3. What battles are you fighting today and where in your life might you need God to be Jehovah Nissi (The Lord Your Banner)?