It is vital that we spend time in God’s Word.
But it’s not always easy.
We read a chapter and we don’t know what to get out of it or even how to start to understand it.
I thought I could try to help you get a little something out of what you are reading by providing you with some questions to ask as you look at the text. Good questions are a good start to understanding. Sometimes there will be more questions, sometimes less.
You can do this!
So, get a notebook, a pen, your Bible, and if you would like some help, take some time to answer the questions, and you may be surprised by all God teaches you.
- Who met Jacob after he went on his way?
- Why do you think this was important given what Jacob was about to face?
- How many men came with Esau to meet Jacob and how did Jacob feel about that?
- What does he do in response?
- What does Jacob’s prayer tell he us he has learned about God over the years?
- Jacob basically sends everyone ahead of him and verse 24 tells us he is left alone. What happens next?
- What does the man do to Jacob? What does he ask of Jacob? What is Jacob’s response?
- What blessing does he give Jacob and why?
- What does Jacob say about what happened?
- Jacob’s whole life was one of struggle. He even ended up struggling with God. But, in the end, he sees God face to face, and he is blessed by God. What kind of encouragement might this have been to Israel? And how might this even be an encouragement to all those who love God?