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Bible verse: “And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.” Genesis ch 32 vs 26
#1 Have you watched the lesson?
It’s always easier to answer the questions if you’ve watched the lesson first!
#2 Why did Jacob move away from his family home?
Esau wanted to kill Jacob because he had taken away his birthright by deception.
#3 Why did Jacob have concerns about meeting Esau and his 400 armed men?
Jacob thought that Esau was still very angry with him after he had taken his birthright from him many years before and was worried that he might kill him and his family.
#4 Why did Jacob split his family into two different groups before he met Esau?
Jacob was concerned that if Esau attacked him and his family they would all be killed and none of his family would survive. By splitting into two groups it gave them a better chance of some of them surviving. He placed his closest family members at the back of the group to help protect them.
#5 Why did Jacob prepare gifts for Esau?
Jacob thought that by giving Esau lots of gifts this would soften Esau’s heart and make him less angry with him.
#6 What did Jacob pray to God for?
Jacob acknowledged before Almighty God that he was an unworthy sinner. He also reminded God that He had promised to make him a great nation and that God always does what He promises. He also pleaded with God to deliver him from his brother’s anger. God answered his prayer.
#7 Jacob wrestled with God in prayer. What does it mean to ‘wrestle’ in prayer?
True prayer is a heartfelt pleading with God, to praise Him and acknowledge that we are unworthy sinners and to bring all our burdens to him and ask him to help us.
#8 How was Jacob’s thigh put out of joint during the prayer?
Jacob was wrestling with the Lord God who came in the form of an Angel. God did this to Jacob to show that He is all powerful, but also to serve as a reminder to Jacob for the rest of his life how the Lord had blessed him in that prayer for prevailing with Him.
#9 What happened when Esau met Jacob?
The Lord gave Esau a heart to love his brother Jacob and much to Jacob’s surprise Esau greeted him with much love and joy.
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