A Wrestling Match (9AM)

Jun 25, 2023    Alex Rule

This is the story of Jacob's encounter with God. Jacob, has been deceiving many people for most of his life to get the benefits and resources he needs to not only live a good life, but to survive. He wants to always be ahead of others no matter what, but this time he is going to face his creator; this time he will wrestle with God to get His blessing. He wants to get this blessing even if it costs him something and he becomes disabled. After his encounter with God, Jacob learned to hold God's hand and to depend on Him always. In this story, God changed Jacob's name to Israel and changed his life forever. Fortunately, we don't have to wrestle with God to get blessings from Him, what we need is to be faithful and ask him to bless us in our daily prayers. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”  It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? Hebrews 12:6-7