This name – Peniel – is sometimes rendered Penuel. It is from a Hebrew word.
It is the name Jacob gave to the place where he wrestled with the angel through the night. He said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved” (NASB). Literally, the word means “The face of God.”
The Scripture was prophesying, as it does over and over, of Jesus Christ – who is the face of God.
We could not imagine God. He is invisible. He is a mystery. How could we have looked at creation and imagined in advance that God would look like Jesus Christ? And yet when Jesus Christ is revealed to us, we are compelled to say, “My Lord and my God!”
Our Lord, our Savior, Jesus Christ is…Peniel. Look into His eyes this moment…and always!
Bible notes on this post.
See also the post Call on His Name, which includes a listing of other names of the Lord.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.