Genesis 26



God gives instructions for a greater reason than we realize in the moment. We must be obedient so that we may know later.
21:4 God holds his promise to Abraham through Isaac. He is grandfathered into his blessings.
26:7 History repeats itself when Isaac commits the same sin as his father.
26:20 He lets them have the well and he moves on. Charity.
26:22 God gives great gifts and should be praised.
26:24 God is with us, trust him, he will bless us.

To understand God the way Isaac does, I need to spend more time with him. Having a personal relationship with God is necessary for knowing him Through the knowledge we can establish trust and obedience. Isaac is charitable to the shepherds because God wants him to be and because he knows the things God has for him are great. We need to also follow God in this way.

Lord, help me to know you better and to put forth the effort to spend time with you each and every day. 

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