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God always took seriously his covenant to Abraham. When a famine  hit, he knew Egypt and the Nile would be tempting. He also knew that if that was where Isaac went, he would not return to Canaan. So, he told Isaac to trust him and settle where God put him and in return God would and did bless him. 

Incredibly, God’s call to us is very similar. He calls us to trust and follow him, and in exchange, he will provide, protect and bless us. 

Our part is not easy–trusting God is neither encouraged by our culture nor natural as our response. It is a daily–heck! moment by moment choice. If we so choose–God is amazing and will bless us for that choice. Let’s choose this day to stay put where God leads us!!!

God Bless You

The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live.

Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham.

I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed,

because Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions.”

So Isaac stayed in Gerar.