Today, while reading Exodus 17, the Lord encouraged my heart with this truth: His arms will not grow tired.
Jesus always lives to intercede for us (Hebrews 7:25)!
Israel is attacked by the warriors of Amalek. Moses sends Joshua to fight, he goes to the hill to lift his arms in prayer. It works! Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek (17:13).
It didn’t come easy. Moses arms grew tired. Others came in to help hold his hands up, “steady until sunset”.
God did so many amazing things through Moses, but as we know, even the great things that Moses did are but a shadow of what the perfect mediator would (did) come and do. The weak arms of Moses point to our need for a better mediator, the Lord Jesus, who “always lives to intercede” for us.
Thank you Jesus that you do not grow tired!
Thank you that you always intercede on my behalf!
Jesus intercedes for us — this is our key to perseverance, not our own strength.
“I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.”
“I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”
“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”
“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.”
“Therefore also he is able to save completely those who draw near to God through him, because he always lives in order to intercede on their behalf.”
1 Peter 1:5
“who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
His arms won’t grow tired
It doesn’t matter where I go,
My Savior goes with me.
How ever weak I am,
My Savior always remains strong.
Life slips through my hands,
My Savior never loses control.
I may toss and turn as anxieties churn,
My Savior remains still, steady, never-changing.
How can I keep standing before such a holy God?
My Savior, Jesus intercedes for me.
How can I persevere to the end?
My Savior, Jesus intercedes for me.
Jesus is with me.
Jesus, full of power, in complete control.
Jesus, my Rock, who never changes.
Jesus intercedes for me.
Thanks, I hadn’t noticed that connection between Moses’ arms and Christ’s arms/intercession which do not tire.