“Stand before God for the people, so that you may bring the difficulties to God.” Exodus 18:19.
This blessed work of mediation was not borne by Moses as a priest, for as yet the priesthood was not constituted; but as a large-hearted, noble man who wasn’t thinking about himself, and had the ear of God. He was happy to “stand before God for the people.” His example opens up a very interesting vista of service for us all especially for those who know our King and are used to spending time in the royal court. Why shouldn’t we spend more time participating as Moses did in this delightful service? God is open to both those who are slow of speech and to those who are golden-mouthed. This form of service offers opportunities for the very powers which most shrink from the glare of publicity and the gaze of men.
- F. B. Meyer
The church with its Joshuas down in the valley fighting against the Amalekites of iniquity needs men who, on the mount of prayer, will not fail to hold up holy hands in intercession until victory is secured. What an honor to be among the intercessors!