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WALKING WITH GOD—Turning Point

Looking back on the life of Jacob, his life was similar to our real life in that people are manipulated and cheat others by plot and scheme.

But Jacob’s dramatic life of cheating and stealing takes a turning point when he encounters God at the Jabbok river.

Jacob(In Hebrew: Ya’aqub—meaning ‘heel-grabber’) gets a new name Israel which means ‘Triumphant with God’ after his hip is wounded. With the injury, Jacob would have agreed on hopelessness and no hope in human power.

Overall, I felt like the two names, Jacob and Israel, symbolize the human and God’s ways—An excellent standard to identify our present life.


Jacob Wrestling with the Angel (1861)

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