I read something interesting this morning in my devotional. Probably like many of you I had heard messages on how Jacob wrestling with God was a good thing. Actually wrestling with God is a bad thing, according to Oswald Chambers. Let me explain or rather let Oswald explain.
You must learn to wrestle against the things that hinder your communication with God, and wrestle in prayer for other people; but to wrestle with God in prayer is unscriptural. If you ever do wrestle with God, you will be crippled for the rest of your life. If you grab hold of God and wrestle with Him, as Jacob did, simply because He is working in a way that doesn’t meet with your approval, you force Him to put you out of joint (see Genesis 32:24-25)
Here is what I gleaned from this
- Wrestle against everything that keeps you from communicating with God, like sin,etc.
- Wrestle in prayer for the benefit of friends and family
- But don’t wrestle with God unless you want to limp for the rest of your life.
Is this what you gleaned from this? Maybe you have other insights, please share them below.