From there Isaac moved to Beersheba, where the Lord appeared to him on the night of his arrival. “I am the God of your father, Abraham,” he said. “Do not be afraid, for I am with you and will bless you. I will multiply your descendants, and they will become a great nation. I will do this because of my promise to Abraham, my servant.” Genesis 26:23-24 NLT
Many times in life you meet people who promise to do great and wonderful things for you. Those meetings and conversations are a source of joy. It’s comforting to know that there is someone who has plans to add value to your life. Sometimes, those who promised make an effort to accomplish what they promised while some use their words to disarm you so they can take advantage of you.
God is not like man; He does not make empty promises. Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?” God gave the same message to Abraham’s son as He gave to Abraham in Genesis 15:1, “Do not be afraid.” It was not God’s desire to see Abraham or his descendants walking around in fear.
I’m sure that Abraham told his son all what God told him. But, Abraham’s experience with God was just that, Abraham’s experience. Isaac needed to know God for himself. He could not live all his life on his father’s experiences, God gave him the same message because He wanted Isaac to trust Him. God was committed to delivering on His promise. He wanted Isaac to know that in all the challenges that were ahead, that the God who was faithful to his father, would be faithful to him as well. Isaac was asked to leave because God prospered him. Isaac knew from personal experience that God was with him. That principle still holds true today: God will be with you just as He was with Abraham. You don’t have to be afraid, you can trust God. He is not a man to lie.
Thought for Today: Friend, just like Isaac, you can trust God.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.