Verse of the Day: Hundred Fold Harvest!

December 21, 2008

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12 When Isaac planted his crops that year, he harvested a hundred times more grain than he planted, for the LORD blessed him. 13 He became a very rich man, and his wealth continued to grow. 14 He acquired so many flocks of sheep and goats, herds of cattle, and servants that the Philistines became jealous of him. 15 So the Philistines filled up all of Isaac’s wells with dirt. These were the wells that had been dug by the servants of his father, Abraham.

Genesis 26:12-15 (NLT)

Just look at how God blesses His people! He blessed Isaac with a hundred fold harvest on his crops the same year he planted them! He became not only a rich man, but a very rich man according to the Bible. And look what the enemy will do when God blesses. In verse 14-15, the enemy became jealous of Isaac and tried to reverse God’s blessing. But it didn’t work. So don’t be discouraged when the enemy seems like he’s attacking. God’s blessing will overrule!

From the Life Application Bible:

God kept his promise to bless Isaac. The neighboring Philistines grew jealous because everything Isaac did seemed to go right. So they plugged his wells and tried to get rid of him. Jealousy is a dividing force strong enough to tear apart the mightiest of nations or the closest of friends. It forces you to separate yourself from what you were longing for in the first place. When you find yourself becoming jealous of others, try thanking God for their good fortune. Before striking out in anger, consider what you could lose – a friend, a job, a spouse?

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