Chestnut Ridge Church
Messed Up—Part 5
The heroes of the Bible were real people who made mistakes. They were known for their mess ups—and we can all relate to that. Join us for the series, Messed Up. We’ll turn our focus to the flawed and forgiven heroes of the faith whose mistakes can be instructive to our own lives.
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    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
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Messed Up [Part 5]—Tim Haring

Problem: We often manipulate our circumstances to get what we want.
Solution: Run to the Father.
Today's Takeaway: Run to the Father.
Run to the Father: trust God with the issues we are facing in our lives
In our passage the sound of the name “Jacob” is a play on the words “heel” and “deceived." That the child attacks the “heel” conveys the ideas of deception, betrayal, and opportunism.—K.A. Matthews
Societies of the ancient Near East typically recognized the eldest son by granting him privilege, which usually involved inheritance rights, over younger sons. Precisely what the “birthright” consisted of for Esau and Jacob is unknown, although in Mosaic law the “right of the firstborn” entailed a “double share” of the father’s bequest. Whatever the right included, it must have been viewed as valuable to Jacob’s ambitions. —K.A. Matthews
When one remembers that in the Old Testament one’s name is linked to his nature, the point becomes clear: Jacob’s pattern of life had to be radically changed! In saying his name, Jacob had to reveal his whole nature. Here the “heel-catcher” was caught and had to confess his true nature before he could be blessed.—A.P. Ross
Jacob, the deceitful fighter, was crippled by a supernatural blow. In a word, like so many of his rivals, Jacob now encountered Someone he could not defeat.—A.P. Ross

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