Wrestling With God (Week 7)
August 30: Let's Make A Deal Notes / Podcast
God has plans for each and ever one of us yet all too often we struggle with letting God being God. We believe “the end justifies the means” or “I had the best of intentions”. Can you think of a time you have tried to "help God out?" Sadly when we do this we usually make a big mess of things. The feud between Jacob and Esau reminds us of how much we want to control our own futures. Esau despised his birthright, Jacob tried to take what God promised by force, Isaac refused to listen to God, and Rebekah schemed to bring about God’s promises. Clearly no one deserves God’s blessings, yet God rejects Esau on account of his unbelief and blesses Jacob on account of his faith. That’s grace. God works through the sinfulness and continues to carry out his plans for his children.
Posted on Mon, August 31, 2015
by Leslye Ulman filed under