Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jacob Wrestles with An Angel- Genesis 32:22-32- By: Abbe Golden

Our stepping-stones journey takes us next to the story of Jacob wrestling with an angel. I don’t usually associate wrestling with angels. Usually I think of angels as something peaceful and comforting. But this is a major struggle with Jacob ending up with his hip being put out of joint. So why did this wrestling match occur?

In the end Jacob states that he has seen God face to face, so there is no doubt that God has called Jacob. But why did Jacob wrestle all night? Was Jacob just another reluctant participant in following God’s will? Maybe. But the scriptures state that Jacob prevailed against the angel and for that the angel grants Jacob’s request to be blessed.

As we journey along with each other, at times. it may seem like we are in a wrestling match with God and perhaps even with each other. Let us prevail in finding God’s will and be blessed by God.


  1. I am not very familiar with this Bible passage and I am struggling to make sense of it. However, that is what Bible study is for. Abbe got us off to a good start. I'm looking forward to the sermon and the discussion.

  2. Another excellent bible study with comments from a growing number of participants. It is interesting and enlighening to learn of the different perspectives each of us have regarding these passages.
    What a great church family.


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