One evil act is never fixed by another evil act. We are prone to be escalators. How we handle a crisis is indicative of our intimacy with God or lack of it. We are called to live a life that is counter-cultural. “A life that is a glorious contradiction to what the world calls normal.”
Even though Jacob had his name changed and had received blessings and had even been face to face with God the night before, Jacob’s meeting with Esau the next day was a mix of some good and some of Jacob’s flesh. The consequences of that lack of purity would have long-term impact.
The pathway to all God wants you to be, sometimes involves embracing a permanent and painful limp.
We can go where God has called us to go and trust he’ll meet us along the way, or we can return to our place. Which will it be?
God is constantly wanting to move us farther from an impersonal to a very personal relationship with Him.
God uses imperfect people. In fact, he often used messed up people like us to accomplish His purposes. Pastor Curt continues his series on the life of Jacob with a message titled, “Birth of a Nation.”
God does not bring difficult people or circumstances into our life to hurt us – but to transform us because He loves us.
Sometimes God uses small and insignificant things to reverse our own efforts, in order to work out His perfect plan for us.