Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Sometimes it's the little things in our life that creep up on us and get the best of us.
Tuesday, September 3, 2002
1. Jacob is now brought to the point where his human devices and human resourcefulness can no longer serve him purpose.
2. The Lord touched the hollow of his thigh because whatever it is that prohibits a person from receiving Gods highest and best and stands in his way, God will touch it.
3. For Jacob, it was the socket of his thigh, a small thing, but its influence in making Jacob strong in his resistance of blessing was the reason that God condemned it.
Every person has a sin which so easily entangles them, HEB 12:1.
Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years.
It is often the little things that really matter in life, whether positive or negative.
GAL 5:9 “A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough.”
MAR 8:15 “Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”
Sol 2:15 “Catch the foxes for us, The little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, While our vineyards are in blossom.”
ECC 10:1 “Dead flies make a perfumers oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor.”
4. You should ask God to touch or reveal to you what needs to be dealt with in your life so that you will not be able to hold out anymore against His will for your life.
5. There are times that we are apparently unsuccessful but in reality we are really most successful.
We may not obtain the very thing we seek after at the time, but the spiritual strength we acquire in the effort may be infinitely more important than the thing itself.
In this wrestling match, God desired to break his strength and wisdom in order to bestow upon him divine strength and divine wisdom.
For many believers, there are times when God intervenes between us and a greatly desired goal which we have been seeking to attain and counting upon as we place all of our human efforts into it.
1CO 1:29 that no man should boast before God.
Many believers desire to attain their escrow blessings for time and eternity, and they are dedicated and devoted to doing so.
ZEC 4:6 “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord of hosts.
The possibility of receiving Gods highest and best, which they long for, is not decided by their readiness to pass through any ordeal, spiritual or physical, which may be required of them, but by Gods power and willingness to give it.
ROM 9:16 So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.
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