Series: Israel: The Story of Our Committed God
Wrestling with God
December 02, 2018 | Wes McAdams
Passage: Hosea 12:2-6
The name “Israel” means “wrestles with God” and it was given to Abraham’s grandson Jacob when he wrestled with an angel all night. It was a fitting moniker, because Jacob’s descendants would continue to wrestle with the Lord for generations. The prophets continually pleaded with Israel to stop striving with God and seek his favor, because God is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
All year we’ve talked about our commitment to God being a response to his commitment to us. In this final series, we will explore some of the details of God’s commitment as we remember the story of Israel. In spite of their rebellion, God never stopped being committed to Israel. That commitment culminated in the sending of his Son.