Moses, Aaron and Hur watched Joshua lead the Israelites in battle. As long as Moses’ rod was raised high Israel prevailed.

But Moses became tired and his hands began to drop. Quickly Aaron and Hur stepped in. They provided Moses a seat then they held his arms so that the rod stretched toward God. They helped to shoulder Moses’ burden by taking it upon themselves to help him finish. They were perceptive enough to realize that the outcome of the battle affected them too.

Christians, don’t turn the other way when you see a person in need of encouragement or help. Instead bear their burden with them. Maybe you can help shoulder the responsibility through prayer, through actions or through example. Keep in mind that the outcome affects you too.

We should do our best to help each other so that Christians can be viewed as a people that stand together and so that our God will receive at least a portion of the honor and glory that He is due.

Exodus 17:8-13