Do Not Yield, but Press On

Jacob said, "I will not let You go unless You bless me."
GENESIS 32:26
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Do Not Yield, but Press On
Why do you not let him go? Your thigh is hurt and you are already lame; what will you do? "I feel no weakness," says Jacob. Who is strengthening you? "Faith, the promise, and indeed, this weakness of faith." In this manner God is conquered when faith does not leave off, is not wearied, and does not cease but presses and urges on. So it makes its appearance in the Canaanite woman, with whom Jesus was wrestling when He said: "You are a dog, the bread of the sons does not belong to you" (cf. Matthew 15:26). The woman did not yield here but offered opposition, saying: "Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table." And so she was victorious and heard the excellent word of praise: "O woman, great is your faith!" Such examples teach us that faith should not yield or cease urging or pressing on even when it is already feeling God's wrath and not only death and sin. This is the power and strength of the Spirit.
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