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The importance of wrestling with God


Last updated 4/6/2023 at 9:46am

Note: This is a sermon from February 28, 2021, and is slightly adapted from the original.

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!

It’s no mistake that God’s ancient people, Israel, was named after its forefather, Jacob. The name “Israel” means something like, “wrestles with God.” God renamed Jacob “Israel” because Jacob physically wrestled with Him all night and wouldn’t let go (Genesis 32). Jacob wouldn’t let go of Him until He blessed him, even after God dislocated His hip. All those who are God’s wrestle with Him as Jacob did.


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