Preacher: Pastor Ray
Text: Gen 32:22-32
Jacob (“Yaaqob”) has striven with God and men and has prevailed (“yakol”). Notice the word play. Because Jacob, the prevailer, prevailed, God blessed him and changed his name to Israel, which means, “God strives.” In the same way that Jacob clung to God and asked for a blessing, we, too, must cling to Jesus and receive the ultimate blessing.