Gen 28: 10-22 – Jacob’s encounter with I AM at Bethel presents us with a kind of case study of how God causes a person to change his thinking and direction in life. It provides us with a pattern of how he works to change a person’s will. The will is “the mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action.” In the OT, the will is usually represented by the “heart,” as the center of a person’s inner being. Changing a person’s “heart” or will is no easy thing because of its inherent inclination away from God and goodness ( Gen 6:5).
By: Brother Bob Gosling