Wednesday, 17 July 2013

REHOBOTH

TEXT: GENESIS 26:17- 22
When Isaac was in the land of Philistine he was rich and flourishing, they became Jealous of him and the king (Abimelech) sent him away. Isaac encamped in the valley of Gerar to settle. He reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father, but the herdsmen of Gerar quarrel with Isaac’s herdsmen. They dug another one but they quarrelled over that one too, he moved on from there and dug another well and no one quarrelled over it, so he named it REHOBOTH saying “now the lord has given us room and we will flourish in the land.”
This account of Isaac made us to know that you cannot be loved by everybody, especially when things are working well with you.
Abimelech and his people became jealous of Isaac’s greatness to the point of frustrating him by fighting him over wells that were for his father. The good part of the story is Isaac’s “I refuse to give up to defeat.” That he displayed. Despite the fact that there was opposition against him, he persisted in achieving what he wanted.
He ended up digging a well and nobody fought with him over it. A great lesson here is, no matter any challenge; don’t give up on your purpose. For you to make it in life you need to be persistent, you should know that failure and problems are part of what will strengthen you to achieve your goals in life. We all encounter different obstacles on the way towards our promise that can make us to think of quitting, but don’t quit because at the end of every tunnel there is always a light.
When the Philistine saw that despite their wickedness to Isaac; he did not give up and his blessing continues, they came back to make peace with him, if he had given up trying may be they would have frustrated him out of Gerar, he would not have been able to eat the good of that land. Whatever problem you may be going through today, do not give up on your dream. Remember that all afflictions, problems, setback, have their expiry date, sooner than you expect you will get to your REHOBOTH a place of greatness, a place where you will flourish.

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