Jacob is growing up. In these verses today we see Jacob move from a deceiver to one that fights for God. This is a good reason for the name change after the WWE wresting match with God (I wonder if that was a theophany of Jesus?). Jacob makes peace with his father in law, matures in his thinking about his brother, fights for a blessing from God, makes peace with Esau, stands up for the mistreatment of his daughter and rebukes his sons’ slaughter of the men at Shechem.
God will take us where ever we are, but once our hearts start to align with his, God can begin to do mighty things with our lives and efforts. How often do you wrestle with God? I have full out WWE matches on a weekly basis. When I surrender to God’s will and follow his plan, the Kingdom always draws near and blessing abound.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.
Come journey with us as we read through the Bible in a year. It is our desire to hear what God wants from us and to know his promises as well as warnings. Each day we will read a text and together we will share what we are learning and encourage one another to finish the goal!