Genesis 32 teaches the story about Jacob,
“That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 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. Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”
But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
The man asked him, “What is your name?”
“Jacob,” he answered.
Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[f] because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”
Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”
But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.
So Jacob called the place Peniel,[g] saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”
This week our blog has focused on the importance of memorizing Scripture which is much like this story. Life comes at us fast and furiously and even causing infjuries, but our success is based on our perseverance to wrestle until our reward is bestowed on us. Hiding God’s Word in our hearts is critical to our receiving our blessing.
My Prayer: God, thank you for reminding us of the importance of memorizing Scripture. We choose to stand firm in your truths are anxiously anticipating the blessing that comes with the wrestling match of life. In Jesus’ name!