Genesis 32:32b: . . . he touched the hollow of Jacob*s thigh in the sinew that shrank.
F. B. Meyer:
Whatever it is that enables a soul, whom god designs to bless, to stand out against Him, God will touch. It may be the pride of wealth, or of influence, or of affection; but it will not be spared . . . God will touch it. It may be something as natural as a sinew; but if it robs a man of spiritual blessing . . . God will touch it. It may be as small a thing as a sinew; but its influence in making a man strong in his resistance of blessing will be enough to condemn it . . . and God will touch it. And beneath that touch it will shrink and shrivel, and you will limp to the end of life.