Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Jacob Struggles with God and with Men - HD
As Jacob returns to the Promised Land after twenty two years of exile, he has a visitor in the night. Jacob was almost into the Promised Land; one or perhaps two more days of travel and Jacob would be able to cross the Jordan and enter into the land of his inheritance. But, he learns that his brother Esau is coming to meet him with four hundred companions. So, Jacob sent his family on across the Jabok River while he stayed behind by himself in the camp. That night, a man confronted Jacob and wrestled with him throughout the night. What is the significance of this wrestling match? Was the man he wrestled with just a man, a manifestation of God, or just a metaphor for Jacob’s own conscience?