PENTECOST 17 - Genesis 32:9-13, 22-30; Mark 14:32-36

How one interprets the Bible in order to make sense of it and to see how it applies to us can vary, depending on the approach one takes. This diversity of interpretation has been part of the history of the Church down through the ages and continues today. The story of Jacob wrestling with a man at the Jabbok river is a good example of this variety in interpretation. Rev Derwyn outlines three different ways to understand this passage, and each way is held by Christians seeking to know how best to make use of the Scriptures.