Sunday, March 7, 2021
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Today, we will examine how to succeed in life that is full of thorny paths. Nobody, not even those great prophets are immune to challenges. In fact, the challenges these priests of God face are far greater that those of their congregations; hence Hur and Aaron had to support Biblical Moses by raising his hands up. When they did, Israel prevailed. Exodus 17: 12 records the event as follows: ‘’But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.’’ This is one of the reasons we must NOT fail to pray and support our spiritual leaders. The Holy Bible is replete with assertions that prove conclusively that only God can help His creature. Let’s go through some Bible passages in order to convince you that God is the only HELPER and without the Lord, no human efforts could succeed. Psalm 118:8 states that: ‘’It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.’’ Micah 7:5 counsels that: ‘’Put no trust in a neighbour; have no confidence in a friend; guard the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your arms’’. Furthermore, Jeremiah 17:5 states expressly that: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord.’’ On its part, Psalm 40:3-4 states expressly that: ‘’God put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. ‘’Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord. ‘’Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!’’ And the Psalmist was categorical: “My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:2) God’s promise that captures all the foregoing is recorded in Isaiah 22 vs 22: ‘’And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.’’ This clearly emphasizes the fact that God has a plan for…

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