Day 33 – Genesis 32

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V. 3-7 Instead of trusting God's promise, and God's angels, Jacob makes his own plans. He sends servants to tell his brother Esau how rich he is. But Jacob is more frightened when he hears Esau is coming with an army of 400 men!
V. 8 Jacob divides his family into two camps.
V.9-12 Almost as an after thought he prays to God!
V. 13-23 Still he schemes!
V. 24-32 A man meets him and wrestles with him. Jacob persists in wrestling and clinging to the angel (the Lord really) until a blessing is given. His thigh is touched and for the rest of his life he walked with a limp (verse 31). When we have really come to the end of ourselves and the Lord touches us in some way which makes us feel our weakness, then we never "walk" the same way again either. Jacob's name is changed, and also his character. Has the Lord changed us? Or are we still the same self-willed, self-opinionated person that we used to be?