Sunday, January 29, 2017


Gen. 26:25 Then Isaac built an altar there and worshiped the LORD. He set up his camp at that place, and his servants dug a well.

God had just appeared to Isaac and promised him His blessings. Isaac was God's chosen vessel to help carry out His promise to Abraham. God promised Isaac what He had promised to Abraham and told him to not be afraid, that He would be with him, that he would have many descendants, and that they would become a great nation.

Isaac's response was a good one. He immediately built an altar and worshiped the Lord. There are times in which the Lord draws near and blesses us. He reassures us of His promises to take care of us, to be with us. How do we respond to God during those times when He is near and precious to us?

The only good response is the same response Isaac had. He paused from whatever he was doing, built an altar and worshiped the Lord. He understood the importance of turning to God to thank and praise Him. He understood the importance of humbling himself before God. He understood that God alone deserved credit for his blessings and future.

We, too, need to always acknowledge God's presence and role in our lives. We need to humbly bow before Him as our Lord and God. We need to give Him the credit due Him. We need to praise the Lord and give Him thanks for the bountifulness of our blessings. Anytime is a good time to pause and worship the Lord. Anytime is a good time to acknowledge the Lord's presence with us and give Him thanks and praise. Anytime is a good time to delight yourself in the Lord. The Psalmist declares that the Lord blesses those who delight themselves in Him (Psalm 37:4).

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