And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country. And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming... And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian. And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. |
Today's Morsel: There's not a lot about Isaac, the chosen son, in the Bible. We see him being offered as a sacrifice by his Dad, Abraham, he is 40 when he gets married, he has to deal with the men in the land over his wells, and we see his son Jacob tricking him for his brother Esau's birthright. But Isaac was a man of prayer. Isaac went out into the field and meditated, and entreated God for his wife Rebekah for a child. Not only did God hear and answer him, He gave him twins, Jacob and Esau. How's your prayer life? Many of our nation's leaders has being ridiculed and made fun of because they pray or ask their nation to pray for them. Jesus said that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; (Luke 18:1). He told Peter, "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak"(Matthew 26:41). Regular communication with God is essential in the lives of all those who love Him. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, then we will have an attitude of prayer. Our first thoughts and actions of each day should be to offer up praise and thanksgiving for His mercy, compassion, long-suffering, and love.
Sing: Are you weary, are you heavy laden? Tell it to Jesus, tell it to Jesus; are you grieving over joys departed? Tell it to Jesus alone.
Tell it to Jesus, tell it to Jesus, He is a friend that's well known; you have no other such a friend or brother, tell it to Jesus alone.