Do Not Be Afraid

23 From there he went up to Beersheba. 24 That night the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.”

25 Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord. There he pitched his tent, and there his servants dug a well. Genesis 26:23-27

Why would Isaac be afraid? He and his people had just had skirmishes over wells, but now he was returning to where Abraham himself had lived. He was now a powerful and wealthy man. He was going to take over someone else’s territory, so it is with good reason that the Lord came to him again.

Have you ever read a passage of Scripture one year, and return to it the next year and get something different out of it? Of course; we all have. How is that so? It’s the same Scriptures. It is but you were in a different place in your walk with Christ. You needed to read one verse that made much more sense to you this year.

It was the same way with Isaac. He needed to hear something comforting and reassuring from the Lord.

Someone reading this needs to hear that God is with you, and He will bless you.

Do not be afraid.

He is in control. He is always in control.

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