Information: A new name shows the turning point.
Memory Text: Genesis 32:28 – And He said, ‘Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed’.
One can hardly believe how much a human being is able to suffer.
He is in fear of death and grasps for his creator.
Jacob was afraid of meeting his brother. If he had known beforehand how smooth God would handle it.
Being without self-discipline will produce terrible effects.
Within Jacob`s family idolatry has taken place. A radical turnaround is necessary.
A big. big loss for Jacob. His beloved wife dies at the birth of her second son Benjamin.
Jacob trusts in God in all the memorable events of his life and is therefore blessed.
A new name shows the turning point.