Why did Jacob Wrestle With God? God commanded Jacob to go back to the land of his fathers and promised Jacob that he was going to be with him ( we read about it in Genesis 31:1-2).We have to remember that Esau had set in his mind that he was going to kill Jacob for taking his blessing. You can go back to genesis 27 and read the account. Genesis 27: 41 Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob.” 42 But the words of Esau her older son were told to Rebekah. So she sent and called Jacob her younger son and said to him, “Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself about you by planning to kill you
So for Jacob this is a monumental moment in his life because he knows what may be awaiting him , possible revenge from his brother. Scripture Tells us in Malachi 1:2-3 2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord. But you say, “How have you loved us?” “Is not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob 3 but Esau I have hated. I have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert.”.
And in genesis 32 , we’ll see a glimpse of this complacent love the Lord poured on Jacob. See video below
Why did Jacob wrestle with God
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