THE RIVER WALK

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“Your name will no longer be Jacob,” the man told him. “From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have won.” (Genesis 32:28)

ReadGenesis 32:13-34:31. Matthew 11:7-30, Psalm 14:1-7, Proverbs 3:19-20

Respond: Israel. Yitzra-el. Fights God.

I’m not a fan of watching fighting. I don’t like MMA or boxing and I certainly don’t like WWE, RAW or whatever it’s called these days. Don’t get me wrong, I like a good war movie or a good Jet Li-Bruce Lee type of movie. That’s different. It’s cinematography. It’s artistry. Wrestling? There’s something I find repulsive about two guys stepping into a ring and beating each other’s faces in. If you like it, more power too you. Me, I’d rather watch a chick flick or pull my fingernails off with a spoon.

But that’s exactly what Jacob did. (Wrestle, not the fingernails thing) He separated his…

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