June 7 - Genesis 26:15-35
June 7 - Genesis 26:15-35
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Father, You are so good to us to help us see Jesus throughout Your Word. It shows us You planned for us to have a way to be redeemed. You are such an amazing God. I don’t know why You love us so, but I am grateful. Help me see other places You show us Your provision. Help me see something new in Your Word daily. I know I could live thousands of years and still be learning about You and Your Word. Thank You for Your Word so I can learn about You and Your love for me.
In Jesus’ name.
Water is such a necessary life giving resource. As you read these scriptures, think about Isaac’s patience and obedience as he attempted to find water.
This passage is many years before Jesus was born, yet we see Him reflected in these verses as He is the living water. Be looking for other ways Jesus is reflected in the Old Testament thousands of years before He makes His appearance.
Why did Abimelich send Isaac away and where did he settle?
Wells existed in the Valley of Gerar yet Isaac was found digging more wells? Why?
Once water was found, what was the contention over the wells?
Reconciliation is celebrated in this passage. Describe what occurred after disputes over several wells.
Even if our earthly resource of water was depleted, how can we have eternal living water?
Talk to God today to confirm that you will never thirst but have eternal living water.
15 (Now the Philistines had stopped and filled with earth all the wells that his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father.)16 And Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we."17 So Isaac departed from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there.18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water that had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, which the Philistines had stopped after the death of Abraham. And he gave them the names that his father had given them.19 But when Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found there a well of spring water,20 the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, "The water is ours." So he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him.21 Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that also, so he called its name Sitnah.22 And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, saying, "For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land."23 From there he went up to Beersheba.24 And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, "I am the God of Abraham your father. Fear not, for I am with you and will bless you and multiply your offspring for my servant Abraham's sake."25 So he built an altar there and called upon the name of the Lord and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac's servants dug a well.26 When Abimelech went to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath his adviser and Phicol the commander of his army,27 Isaac said to them, "Why have you come to me, seeing that you hate me and have sent me away from you?"28 They said, "We see plainly that the Lord has been with you. So we said, let there be a sworn pact between us, between you and us, and let us make a covenant with you,29 that you will do us no harm, just as we have not touched you and have done to you nothing but good and have sent you away in peace. You are now the blessed of the Lord."30 So he made them a feast, and they ate and drank.31 In the morning they rose early and exchanged oaths. And Isaac sent them on their way, and they departed from him in peace.32 That same day Isaac's servants came and told him about the well that they had dug and said to him, "We have found water."33 He called it Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.34 When Esau was forty years old, he took Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite to be his wife, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite,35 and they made life bitter for Isaac and Rebekah.