What Is Your Name?Written by Dot McGinnis
What Is Your Name?
By Dot McGinnis
"So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25.) When man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched socket of Jacob's hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with man ... 27.) The man asked him, "What is your name?"
"Jacob," he answered." (Genesis 32:24-27)
Everyone God ever uses has a Jacob experience where you are brought to end of yourself and have to face up to who you really are.
Jacob was forced to tell angel his name. The meaning of names, in Biblical days, was of great importance. When Jacob told angel what his name was, he was not only telling him who he was, he was revealing to him what he was, his character as well ... because Jacob, in Hebrew, means deceiver, and that's what Jacob had been.
Pulled to SafetyWritten by Dot McGinnis
Pulled to Safety
"With coming of dawn, angels urged Lot, saying, Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when city is punished. When he hesitated, men grasped his hand and hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of city, for LORD was merciful to them." Genesis 19:15-16
Sometimes, God has to drag us out of situations that are too dangerous for us because we lack strength to "flee" there, ourselves. Yet, we often question God's wisdom, like Lot did. God told him to flee to mountains but he insisted on staying in plain. Later, fear caused Lot to flee to mountains anyway; placing him exactly where God told him to go in first place. vs. 17-30 "So when God destroyed cities of plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of catastrophe that overthrew cities where Lot had lived." Genesis 19:29