In Genesis 32, Jacob is headed back home after working for his Uncle Laban for over 14 years. He has his two wives, two maidservants and all of the rest of the servants and children in tow as they had back to Caanan when they get news that his brother Esau is headed out to greet them.
In case you don’t remember, the real reason that Jacob headed out to Uncle Laban’s was not because he heard that he had good looking daughters, but because he had stolen the birth-rite and blessing from his older brother, and Esau had promised to kill him when he saw him.
Split Them Up
Jacob, being the valiant hunter and brave man that he was, decided to send all of his family out in front of him, and he stayed behind. He thought he was alone, and therefore he’d be safe. but he wasn’t quite alone.
The First WWE
God came and wrestled with Jacob (Gen 32:24). This match lasted all night, as neither man would give up. Jacob was blessed by his persistence, even when he was alone. And this was after the “Man” touched the hollow of Jacob’s leg and caused it to come out of socket!
Do we persist, even when we’re the only one?
People like to be in the majority. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a Presidential Election or deciding where to go to eat for lunch, we like people to like us, and we like to have a popular opinion.
Simply because there is a majority does not mean that the majority is right. Do we stand for what’s right, regardless of whether or not it’s popular?