In every way, with a son with a family with an opportunity to demonstrate his obedience, prosperity, sheep, bailed him out of at least 2 bad situations, promised land, God’s covenant, daily walk, not to mention his hottie wife.
watered and yielding fruit, not wither, prospers, inherit the land, steps are firm, though stumble not fall, blessed with food and abundance, every spiritual blessing, lamp to our feet, known by name
In every way. By providing opportunities to demonstrate my obedience to him and through kind words of a believer.
By directing his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just
Not a Canaanite woman for a wife. Isaac couldn’t move from promised land. Both of these were in keeping with God’s covenant.
To help them grow in faith, by providing an example to them of christian faith and marriage, help them marry believer
He sought to guide the marriage of his son through whom God had promised bountiful nations and descendents. To help him marry a believer.
My Daily Journal:
When we think about how God has blessed us we often think of the big things. We think about the sticky situations He has bailed us out of. We think about the roof over our head and the food that we eat. We think about the relationships we have with others. While all of that is true it is like picking out a few big trees in a forest or a few large rocks along a shoreline beach.
I love the way it is phrased in Genesis 24:1: The Lord had blessed him in every way. Everything around us, everything we have is a blessing from God. Every breath, every beat of our heart is a blessing. Every hug and kiss of a loved one. Even every trial and tear. All of these are blessings from God.
When we walk daily with God we have the opportunity to recognize and give thanks to him not only for the landmarks in our lives, the major events, but also for the whole picture. 24 chapters into Genesis and I’m reminded of Genesis 1 and that everything was created by God for man to enable us to have a relationship with Him.