Struggles vs. Blessings Genesis 32:22-32

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Struggles vs. Blessings Genesis 32:22-32 Struggles vs. Blessings Jacob Wrestles With God: Genesis 32 22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two…
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Struggles vs. Blessings Genesis 32:22-32 Struggles vs. Blessings Jacob Wrestles With God:
  • Genesis 32 22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maidservants 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.
  • Struggles vs. Blessings
  • Genesis 32 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.
  • Struggles vs. Blessings
  • Genesis 32 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,
  • Struggles vs. Blessings
  • Genesis 32 ..because you have struggled with God and with men 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.
  • Struggles vs. Blessings
  • Genesis 32 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.
  • Struggles vs. Blessings
  • Genesis 32 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.
  • Jacob’s homeland
  • Jacob flees from his brother. (Gen. 27:43)
  • He encounters angels. (28:12)
  • He encounters God &
  • receives the
  • covenant. (28:13-14)
  • Sets up an altar.
  • Renames a place
  • Bethel. (28:19)
  • Makes a vow(28:2-22)
  • Haran Struggles vs. Blessings
  • Genesis 28 20If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear 21 so that I return safely to my father’s house, then the LORD will be my God.
  • Jacob’s homeland
  • Jacob flees from his brother. (Gen. 27:43)
  • He encounters angels. (28:12)
  • Prays, remembering the covenant. (32:9)
  • He encounters God &
  • receives the
  • covenant. (28:13-14)
  • Encounters angels. (32:1-2)
  • Sets up an altar.
  • Renames a place
  • Bethel.(28:19)
  • Jacob flees from Laban.
  • (31:1-19)
  • Makes a vow (28:2-22)
  • Haran Struggles vs. Blessings
  • Romans 8 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
  • Struggles vs. Blessings
  • Romans 8 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • Struggles vs. Blessings
  • Psalm 13 1 How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart?
  • Struggles vs. Blessings
  • Psalm 13 5 But I trust in your unfailing love;    my heart rejoices in your salvation. 6 I will sing to the LORD,    for he has been good to me.
  • Struggles vs. Blessings
  • James 1 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
  • Struggles vs. Blessings
  • James 1 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
  • Jacob’sHomeland
  • Faces his brother
  • (Gen 33)
  • GOD
  • Jacob flees from his brother. (Gen. 27:43)
  • Renames a place Peniel
  • (Gen 32:30)
  • Encounters God (Gen 32:24-30)
  • He encounters angels. (28:12)
  • Prays, remembering the covenant. (32:9)
  • He encounters God & receives the covenant. (28:13-14)
  • Encounters angels. (32:1-2)
  • Sets up an altar.
  • Renames a place Bethel.(28:19)
  • Jacob flees from Laban.
  • (31:1-19)
  • Makes a vow(28:2-22)
  • Haran Struggles vs. Blessings Blessingsthrough Struggles
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