Amalek was the first enemy to oppose Israel after the nation left Egypt. They attacked when Israel was weak and just learning how to depend on God. Therefore, God declared Israel’s perpetual war on Amalek which will end with the return of Christ. The lessons in this reveal the true enemy of God, Satan the Devil, and his deceitful tactics. Israel’s warfare with Amalek also reveals the mercies of God, for Amalek, Esau’s grandson, is of the family of Israel.
Andy Diemer is a UCG elder who pastors congregations in New England. He was baptized into the Church in 1981. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Cleveland State University.