Devo Know the Lord Part 4
Genesis 32:22-32 (NIV)
22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” 27 The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered. 28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.” 29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.” But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there. 30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.” 31 The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip. 32 Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the socket of the hip, because the socket of Jacob’s hip was touched near the tendon.
Really Jacob. You have to ask who I am. I have to grab you and wrestle with you all night to get you to slow down and see me. I have to cripple you to get you to realize that I said I would always be with you. Really son. Jacob I am the I am. I am your all in all. I am with you. I am, have and will always be with you. Just stop and look me in the eye because I will never leave you or forsake you. I am the same yesterday, today and forever. Maybe this would be easier if you would simple say “speak Lord your servant is listening.”
Pastor Jeff Lane
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