July 11, 2017

Genesis   32: 23-32

32:23 And having delivered over all the things that belonged to him,

32:24 he remained alone. And behold, a man wrestled with him until morning.

32:25 And when he saw that he would not be able to overcome him, he touched the nerve of his thigh, and immediately it withered.

32:26 And he said to him, “Release me, for now the dawn ascends.” He responded, “I will not release you, unless you bless me.”

32:27 Therefore he said, “What is your name?” He answered, “Jacob.”

32:28 But he said, “Your name will not be called Jacob, but Israel; for if you have been strong against God, how much more will you prevail against men?”

32:29 Jacob questioned him, “Tell me, by what name are you called?” He responded, “Why do you ask my name?” And he blessed him in the same place.

32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “I have seen God face to face, and my soul has been saved.”

32:31 And immediately the sun rose upon him, after he had crossed beyond Peniel. Yet in truth, he limped on his foot.

32:32 For this reason, the sons of Israel, even to the present day, do not eat the nerve that withered in Jacob’s thigh, because he touched the nerve of his thigh and it was obstructed.

Matthew 9: 32- 38

9:32 Then, when they had departed, behold, they brought him a man who was mute, having a demon.
9:33 And after the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke. And the crowds wondered, saying, “Never has anything like this been seen in Israel.”
9:34 But the Pharisees said, “By the prince of demons does he cast out demons.”
9:35 And Jesus traveled throughout all of the cities and towns, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the kingdom, and healing every illness and every infirmity.
9:36 Then, seeing the multitudes, he had compassion on them, because they were distressed and were reclining, like sheep without a shepherd.
9:37 Then he said to his disciples: “The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few.
9:38 Therefore, petition the Lord of the harvest, so that he may sent out laborers to his harvest.”