Two Troubled Souls

Two Troubled Souls
(1 Kings 2:26-34 & Gen. 32:24-26)

Here we see two men in some pretty difficult situations, two men very anxious about situations that have confronted them because of their stubbornness and sin of days gone by.

One man (Joab) lays hold of the HORNS of the altar and will not let go. The other man (Jacob) lays hold of, SOMEONE and will not let go. One man is cursed and will die right where he stands, the other one is blessed and will live a life of honor and glory to God.

One man will not let go of HIS TRADITION, religious forms and trinkets and will perish with them. The other will not let go of HIS GOD and will be blessed to see the almighty Sovereign workings of the Triune God in dealing with his past sins, and his future pilgrimage!

Which man are you? Will you sit in the church building and hang on to your religion without Christ, never letting go of its form, ritual, tradition and legalism? Or are you that man who has seen the Son and your abominations, foolishness, and sinful trickery and must have the Son’s blessings, substitution and Redemption before you go on in this world?

May God give us much grace and daily mercy to wrestle with Immanuel and never let go. For in Him and by Him and through Him are all blessings whether they be on earth or in the Heavens !
Drew Dietz

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