Keep Digging For Your Rehoboth

Daily Devotional

Genesis 26:22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

Do not give up; your persistence will take you to your open doors. Out of envy, the Philistines covered with earth all the wells that Isaac and his father Abraham had dug. Isaac decided to reopen these wells but was faced with opposition. When his servants dug the first one, the herdsmen of Gerar fought them over it saying it belonged to them. So Isaac named it Esek, meaning contention. Quite likely your life will be filled with fights and challenges, especially if you are living for God. His servants dug a second and the herdsman strove for that as well so he called it Sitnah, which means extreme hatred. Not everyone will be happy for your success.

It is important to note that Isaac did not use the obstacles as an excuse to give up, but kept digging. He dug a third but the herdsman did not fight with him for it. Your persistence will cause your enemy to give up. So Isaac named it Rehoboth, which means open spaces or doors. Your persistence will ultimately take you to your open door. Keep digging.

Life Application: When faced with adversity evaluate the current conditions, establish new strategies and identify opportunities to get to your desired destination.

Prayer: Dear Lord, in the face of adversity help me to persevere. Give me the will to go on even when the fight is great. In Jesus name, amen.

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