In Genesis chapter 26, we read about a very familiar situation with Isaac, where he lies about his relationship with his wife for fear of being killed to take possession of her. Like father, like son. However, this time, no one takes Rebekah. Instead, King Abimelech discovers Isaac's lie before any damage is done, and puts his protection over Isaac and Rebekah. As a result, the couple prospered in the land, to the point that Abimelech sends them away because they have become mightier than he. So they return to the land of his father, Abraham, where they begin to restore the wells that had been filled in after Abraham's death. This is where we find our text today.
In verse 22, Isaac digs a well and, "he called its name Rehoboth, saying, 'For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.'" The well is given this name to remind Isaac and his family that God has kept his covenant with Abraham and Abraham's children. I think there is a particular application to us as Christians in the
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