SESSION 18: BUY THE FUTURE

“When Isaac planted his crops that year, he harvested a hundred times more grain than he planted, for the Lord blessed him. He became a very rich man, and his wealth continued to grow. He acquired flocks of sheep and goats, herds of cattle, and servants that the Philistines became jealous of him.

Finally, Abimelech ordered Isaac to leave the country. “Go somewhere else,” he said, “for you have become too powerful for us.”

Genesis 26:12-14, 16 NLT

Isaac was in Gerar of the Philistines due to drought in the land. He planted seed in that land and in the same season, he had a double portion of the harvest. The landlords envied him because of his success. They started to fight him for some of his inheritance, they stopped some of the wells he inherited from Abraham and took some for themselves.

 Don’t waste your energy fighting over things you are graced to achieve. If they take what belongs to you leave it and go elsewhere, everywhere you dig you will strike water.

 “Isaac’s servants also dug in the Gerar Valley and discovered a well of fresh water. But then the shepherds from Gerar came and claimed the spring. “This is our water,” they said, and they argued over it with Isaac’s herdsmen. So Isaac named the well Esek (which means “argument”). Isaac’s men then dug another well, but again there was a dispute over it. So Isaac named it Sitnah (which means “hostility”). Abandoning that one, Isaac moved on and dug another well.

 This time there was no dispute over it, so Isaac named the place Rehoboth (which means “open space”), for he said, “At last the Lord has created enough space for us to prosper in this land.” Genesis 26:19-22 NLT

 

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