Saturday, July 8, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Confidence Attracts God's Covenant Blessing

Saturday July 8

Bible Reading:     Gen. 26: 1 - 11
Topic:                  Confidence Attracts God's Covenant Blessing

There was another famine in the land as in the days of his Father Abraham, and Isaac moved to the land of the Philistines, probably on his way to Egypt.

God appeared to him and instructed him to stay in Gerar. He promised to be with him and He was with his Father Abraham (vs. 2 - 3)

Though Isaac obeyed God and stayed in Gerar, like his Father before him, he lied about the relationship with his wife, saying she was his sister because he did not trust God for his protection.

Inspite of him, God was gracious to him and prevented anyone from compromising his wife.

Though Abimelech was deeply unhappy with him for his dishonesty when he discovered the truth, he still moved to protect Isaac and his family by charging those under him not to molest them.

God is a God of grace and mercy and will show us mercy as He did to Isaac when we fail.

Temptation to respond to situations in a worldly manner will come, but we must never forget God's faithfulness. He is the same yesterday, today and forever and will always care for us no matter the challenges we face.

Oh Lord, help me to always listen and accept Your Will for me no matter the plans I have made, Amen.

Memory Verse             Gen. 26: 3
"Sojourn in this land and I will be with thee and will bless thee; for unto thee and unto thy seed I will give all these Countries, and I will perform the oath l sware unto Abraham, thy Father."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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