Main Idea: In order to bring about shalom, God has to expose our sin.
Main Question: What sins did God expose in this narrative?
- Idolatry– Many of us cling to idols thinking they will bring us peace and complete us, but in reality, idols keep us from shalom. The shalom of God is far better than the comfort of idols.
- Pride– Like Jacob, we often focus only on ourselves and our own pain, not realizing that our own sinful decisions negatively affect others. There can be no healthy “we” as long as I’m focused solely on me.