Day 88 - Exodus 17

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V. 1-3 At the Red Sea, they had been delivered from death through water, now they were being tested by having no water at all! It was water which had delivered them from the enemy's power, here they had to learn the power of water (in God's hands) as applied to them personally.
V. 6 God's mercy and care again.
V. 7 Just like us! After all the Lord had just done for them, here they were doubting the Lord's promises.
V. 8-16 Joshua broke the power of the enemy, but only while Moses' hands were raised up, on the hill. We have spiritual enemies (see Eph. 6:1212For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12)). Our power for victory over these enemies can only come through Christ Who is up in heaven praying for us (see Heb. 7:2525Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:25)).
V. 15 "Jehovah-nissi" means "the Lord my banner".