After three scenes where Israel is found complaining against the Lord regarding their food and water situation, another test arises for the people who are in the wilderness on their way to Canaan. Exodus 17:8 simply states, “Then Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim.” But what happens is far worse than the Exodus account reveals to us. Moses recalls what Amalek did when he gives his final sermon to the people. Listen to what he says about what happened:
Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you came out of Egypt, how he attacked you on the way when you were faint and weary, and cut off your tail, those who were lagging behind you, and he did not fear God. (Deuteronomy 25:17–18 ESV)
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