Genesis 26:12-22 Isaac said “Yehowah Made Room for Us”
12 “Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him. 13 The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous; 14 for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him. 15 Now the Philistines had stopped up all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and they had filled them with earth. 16 And Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we."
Isaac departed from there and pitched his tent in the
Y Because of a famine in the land Isaac had gone to Abimelech king of Gerar and stayed there. [Genesis 26:1]
Y With the blessings of Yehowah, Isaac became very rich in the land of the Philistines.
Y True to human nature today, the Philistines were envious of him when they saw that God seemed to favor him above themselves.
Y The Philistines had stopped up and filled with dirt all the wells Abraham and his servants had dug.
This is a surprising bit of information since the area is so arid and water so precious, it is a wonder that they cut themselves off from the benefit of the wells just out of spite because Abraham had become so wealthy there.
Abimelech said, “Go away from us, for you are much
mightier than we.” This demonstrated the
same fear of them that was present when the Egyptians put the children of
From Gerar Isaac went to the
Y In addition they dug two other wells Esek (means: contention) and Sitnah (means: harassment) which the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled over.
Y But the third well Rehoboth (means: wide places or streets) was not contested by the herdsmen of Gerar, so Isaac said, “For Yehowah has made room for us, an we shall be fruitful in the land.”
The same situation exists today as the Palestinians
quarrel over the same land with
This continued until the Jews came back to the land, and now it is fruitful and plenteous in abundance of good harvest as God again blesses the Children of Israel in the land.