Thursday, August 10, 2017

Waiting for God's Provision? Meditate on His Promises

"And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country. 63And 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.64And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel." (Genesis 24: 62-64)

In a previous post, we read how God not only provided the sacrifice to offer in place of Isaac, but after those things, Isaac's future had been born.

In Genesis 24, Abraham commands his servant to seek Isaac's bride, Rebekah.

The servant blesses God many times over for leading him to find the gracious Rebekah, who in due course supplies all things for the messenger and the camels.

Now, what about Isaac? What was he doing all this time? Did he go on a striving hunt to find what he needed?

Not at all.

When he first meets Rebekah, what was Isaac doing?

"Isaac went out to meditate in the field."

When you need answers, when you need something from the Lord, do not become impatient and rush to rely on your efforts.

Meditate on God's promises, and let His Word guide you!

"Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word." (Psalm 119: 148)


"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success." (Joshua 1:8)

and also

"38Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.40But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her." (Luke 10: 38-42)

Notice that Jesus praised Mary, who sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word.

If we are waiting for God's provision, meditate on God's Word, and allow Him to lead and to bless you!

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