In Genesis 32, God and Jacob wrestle through the night. God, as a father with his child, lets Jacob prevail. Jacob demands a blessing, which God grants, and changes Jacob’s name to Israel. In this pivotal moment, Jacob, by admitting his weakness, his need for God, receives God’s blessing. God transforms Jacob from deceiver into patriarch. In your wrestling match; perhaps it is with finances, a job, or a relationship; you have a choice: pretend you are strong, or admit your weakness, and allow God to bless you.
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