Monday, October 19, 2015
"But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.”
Fear not, when He has called you by name His redemptive power cannot be contained...
O "Jacob" created by the Lord, knitted in the womb, named by name, all by the Lord's design. His name Jacob literally means "deceiver" or "heel catcher", and that was exactly what Jacob was. But the Lord created and named him knowing in all of His infinite wisdom the plan He had! He did not stop there, for His ways are higher!
It says "He who formed you O Israel"...BUT God rich in mercy and grace, came down and wrestled with Jacob and "Israel" was formed. Jacob was crowned the name "Israel"-meaning "Gods fighter" or "triumphant with God". The redemptive power of our God intervened and touched Jacob's life and He was transformed.
This is the redemptive power of our God who reaches in our darkness and the life He created, He now forms into His image because He called us and we are His!