Hey person, Moses and those Israelites really had it made now, didn’t they? God had helped them escape from Egypt, He gave them manna to eat, and now He’d given them water from out of that rock. I bet they were ready to lie down and take a nice, long nap.
What? Oh, no! My person says that while the Israelites were still camped at Rephidim, drinking all their water, the Amalekites came and attacked them.
Those Amalekites need to find their own rock to get water out of.
I’ll listen person, as soon as I chase those Amalekites away.
What do you mean, it’s not my job to chase them? It’s always a dog’s job to chase the bad guys.
Okay, I’ll listen.
Moses told Joshua to choose some men and go out and fight the Amalekites.
I bet Joshua needs some help. I could go out and help him.
I am listening, person, but I can’t help myself. I just want to grab those Amalekites by their robes and yank on them.
Okay, I’ll try to calm down.
Moses said he was going to stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in his hand. Moses’ brother Aaron and Hur went with him.
As long as Moses held his hands up, Joshua and the Israelites were winning. But when he put them down again the Amalekites started winning. So Aaron and Hur got a stone and put it under Moses for him to sit on …
Excuse me, person. I don’t think a stone would be very comfortable to sit on. Didn’t they have one of those cushy chairs they could get for him?
I am listening.
Aaron and Hur stood on either side of Moses and held his hands up until sundown. And because Moses’ hands were up Joshua beat the Amalekites.
Moses built an altar called The Lord is my Banner because he said his hands were lifted up to the throne of the Lord.
Hey person, the next time Scratchy tries to eat my food, could you lift up your hands?