Show me Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
Psalm 25:4

Genesis 32-33

The Night of Wrestling Patriarchs and Prophets

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Jacob’s Terrible Night of Wrestling The Beginning of the End

The Mystery of Israel

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I Will Not Let You Go song

*Think about it –

When Jews named their babies, the names nearly always had some definite meaning
that depicted some characteristic of the child or event connected with their birth.

1. Judah means “I will praise the Lord”
2. Ruben means “He has looked on me”
3. Gad means “Given good fortune”
4. Asher means “Happy am I”
5. Naphtali means “My wrestling”
6. Manasseh means “Making me to forget”
7. Simeon means “God hears me”
8. Levi means “Joined to me”
9. Issachar means “Purchased Me”
10. Zebulun means “Dwelling”
11. Joseph means “Will add to me”
12. Benjamin means “Son of His right hand”

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Show me Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
Psalm 25:4

Genesis 28-31

Jacob’s Flight and Exile – Patriarchs and Prophets

or

Jacob’s Flight and Exile – The Beginning of the End 

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The Rock That Will Not Roll

Character Quality – Read Chapter on Attentiveness

Scripture teaches that there are two types of hearing-spiritual and natural. Our natural ears can distinguish the meaning of audible sounds. Our “spiritual ears” can recognize the voice of God as He “speaks” to us through the Bible. Having “spiritual ears” is far more important to learning attentiveness than any physical listening we may do. In fact, without “spiritual ears” it would be impossible to achieve the level of attentiveness necessary to be successful in life. Notice the distinction between spiritual and physical hearing in the following verse:

“For this people’s heart is waxed gross,
and their ears are dull of hearing,
and their eyes they have closed;
lest at any time they should see with their eyes,
and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart,
and should be converted, and I should heal them.”
Matthew 13:15

“Spiritual ears” begin to be developed as we listen to our consciences tell us how we have broken God’s holy Law.

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“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
― Corrie ten Boom

The Hiding Place

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