Exodus 17 (ERV)
The people left the western Sinai desert and camped where there was no water.
They complained to Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.”
The people continued to complain against Moses.
Moses cried to the Lord, “What can I do with these people?”
The Lord said to Moses, “Go before the Israelites with the elders, carry your walking stick.
Take the stick and stand before the rock at Horeb. Hit the rock with the stick.
The Lord said the water will come out of the rock. Then the people can drink.”
The place was called Meribah and Massah where the people complained and tested the Lord.
The people wanted to know if the Lord was with them or not.
*War with the Amalekites
At Rephidim the Amalekites came and fought against the Israelites.
Moses told Joshua to fight the Amalekites. As Moses raised the stick, the Israelites would win.
When Moses lowered the stick, the Israelites would lose the fight.
As Moses arms tired, they put a large rock under Moses for him to sit on.
Aaron and Hur held up Moses arms until the sun went down and Joshua defeated the Amalekites.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write about this battle.
Write these things in a book so that people will remember what happened here.
And be sure to tell Joshua that I will completely destroy the Amalekites from the earth.”
As Moses lifted his hands, the Lord fought the fight from his throne.