So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. Exodus 17:10-12
Sometimes you need help. You need someone like Aaron and Hur. These two men stayed with Moses all day during a fierce battle and held up his hands leading to victory over the Amalekites.
I do not believe anyone asked Aaron and Hur to do this. They saw the need and acted.
Leaders often become overwhelmed by their task; worn down by complaints, difficult decisions, and long grueling hours.
It’s a victory when someone steps up and helps.
As a pastor, I see men and women with this spirit. Without being asked, they step forward and help. They volunteer to do things before anyone else knows it needs doing.
If you are a leader, never complain that someone is not helping you.
In today’s scripture, only Aaron and Hur assisted Moses.
Where was Joshua? He was busy on the field of battle with many other men with him.
Others were busy with their tasks; tending to the wounded, standing guard over the camp, or protecting the women and children.
God will put in on the hearts of those to help you in your hour of need. It is up to them to act on that calling. Pray for your Aaron and Hur.