Key Verse

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
— Ecclesiastes 9:10


Exodus 17:8-14; 1 Samuel 30:18-25; Matthew 10:41-42

When our hearts have been consecrated to God, we have given Him direct access to our lives. From that point on, our speech will be directed by God. Our feet will be following Him—going where He leads. And when our feet have taken us to the area where He would have us serve, our hands must be ready to perform the task God has for each of us, be it great or small.


  1. Moses, Joshua, Aaron, and Hur had a particular part in the fight against Amalek. Outline the sequence of events described in our text, and describe what part each of these men played.
  2. How were the hearts, tongues, feet, and hands of the four men named in question 1 involved in this sequence of events?
  3. How were these four men doing what is commanded in our key verse? Explain the verse and write how you think it applies to our lives.
  4. What do we learn from Matthew 10:41-42? Phrase your explanation using a present-day situation.
  5. In 1 Samuel 30:24, what is meant by, “so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike”? Give an application that would have meaning to us today.
  6. Given below are some Scripture references to hands. Can you identify the situations given and the people involved?
    Proverbs 31:20
    Matthew 14:31
    Mark 9:27
    Mark 10:16
    Acts 3:7
    Acts 9:41
  7. How does our present-day situation differ from the four men listed at the first of our lesson? How is it alike?
  8. List several things that can be accomplished for the Lord with your hands.

THOUGHT PROVOKER: Frances Ridley Havergal wrote a song entitled, “Take My Life and Let It Be.” Can you ask God with her, “Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love”?