By: Darrelyn L. Tutt"And he removed from thence and dug another well; and for that they strove not; and he called the name of it Rehoboth and he said, For now the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land. And he went up thence to Beersheba. And the Lord appeared unto him the same night and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father; Fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake. And 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."Genesis 26:22-25------Today's Read: Genesis 21 and Genesis 26Extraordinary. Exceptional. Remarkable.The similarities posed in these two chapters of Genesis between father Abraham and son Isaac is so remarkably amazing that it makes the head swivel.Reading Isaac's story is like listening to a repeat of Abraham's story and the strange parallels from the famine, to the wells, to the wives, to the blessings, and to the special promises and provisions emphatically declared by God in this place is simply supernatural and ought not to be overlooked.I beg you, implore you, and insist to you that you must read the accounts together and highlight for yourself the wondrous realities of God's faithfulness passed down from one generation to another ...In the land of Beersheba.------For Isaac "this place" would have conveyed memories teeming with significance:-This was the place where God Almighty had talked to his dad.-This was the place where his dad had struggled, labored, and faced personal fears.-This was the place where God multiplied and intensified provisions too many to tell and where both father and son were envied by the people while enjoying the favor of God.-This was the place called Beersheba; the place of the "seven ewes" and the means of payment which earlier procured Abraham with the "special well" now made Isaac's.-This was the place where Abraham and Isaac called out to God."And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba and called there on the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God. And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days."Genesis 21:33-34------Hmmm ...In this exceptional and extraordinary account, God doubles His story and receives double the glory through the lives of Abraham and Isaac. Successive generations walking into the realities and perfect provisions of God.God makes good on His promises from "Dan to Beersheba" which simply asserts that from "one end to the other," with Dan at the top and Beersheba at the bottom, God is the beginning and the end.And there is no other.The dry, desolate region of Beersheba seems lifeless in and of itself ... and yet teems with an unimaginable unspeakable glory in its declaration of God's story, His strength, and His might.Dip your soul into it and soak your mind in it;Steep yourself in the storyline of God.Your deficiency will pave the way to Christ's sufficiency.Dig your well;He's making room for you.------Three Study Suggestions:1) Read both chapters in Genesis and be prepared to record some extraordinary insights.2) Record the names of Isaac's wells and what the final "well" signified.3) Pour water on a rock and allow your senses to tap into the lovingkindess and unforgettable favor of God which flows now unto you.Steep deep and dig deep.Build your altar and name your well ...And call on the name of the Lord.
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