Genesis 32 — 01-31-15

by Bruce on February 1, 2015

1 Chapter a Day’s take

9-12 And then Jacob prayed, “God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, God who told me, ‘Go back to your parents’ homeland and I’ll treat you well.’ I don’t deserve all the love and loyalty you’ve shown me. When I left here and crossed the Jordan I only had the clothes on my back, and now look at me—two camps! Save me, please, from the violence of my brother, my angry brother! I’m afraid he’ll come and attack us all, me, the mothers and the children. You yourself said, ‘I will treat you well; I’ll make your descendants like the sands of the sea, far too many to count.’”

In Jacob’s prayer, he shows his attitude of humility and gratefulness toward God. He also reminds God that he has been obedient to God’s commands. Jacob shares his true feelings to God–he’s afraid of Esau. He asks God for his help and then ends his prayer reminding God of His promise to Jacob. God wants us to pray like Jacob–with a humble and grateful spirit and with honesty about our feelings and our needs.

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