Daily Devotional – The Lord of All

By on September 9, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Exodus 17: 8-16. Moses built the altar saying that God was the banner of Israel. God delivered the Israelites in battle while Moses’ hands remained raised. It was yet another miraculous victory for them, with God’s efforts!

Nes (nês), from which Nissi derived, means “banner” in Hebrew. In Exodus 17:15, Moses, recognizing that the Lord was Israel’s banner under which they defeated the Amalekites, builds an altar named Jehovah Nissi (the Lord our Banner)

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 The Lord is my Banner. 16 He said, “Because hands were lifted up against[c] the throne of the Lord,[d] the Lord will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.”

God wanted to make a point! He wanted to proclaim His kingdom and His name. He wanted the Israelites to remember that He was their leader and savior.

Moses wrote down on the altar that God is our Banner. Like a country flies their flag as they go into battle. God’s desire was that Israel would go into battle with the flag saying that He was their pride. God was their savior and God was their redeemer that fought on their behalf.

As you go into life today and take on the challenges before you carry a flag and banner that proclaims God’s kingdom. Carry the banner of God before you and above you proudly. Proclaim to the world that God is for you and that you represent His kingdom. Represent the kingdom of God well and show love and kindness to all.

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you, God, that the battle is really Yours. The battle is for you to fight. I raise my arms like Moses in surrender and victory. I know that as I surrender and allow You to fight, that the victory is guaranteed! 

In Jesus’ name, Amen

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Daily Devotional – The Lord of All