DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION–SAK. EST
Then they journeyed from Bethel. When they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel went into labor, and she had hard labor. And when her labor was at its hardest, the midwife said to her, “Do not fear, for you have another son.” And as her soul was departing (for she was dying), she called his name Ben-Oni; but his father called him Benjamin. So Rachel died, and she was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem), and Jacob set up a pillar over her tomb. It is the pillar of Rachel’s tomb, which is there to this day. Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder. Genesis 35:16-21
THEME: OUR GOD GIVES US SUCCESS
WORDS OF HOPE:
The healing and restoration was now complete. Both Jacob and Esau were together at the death of their father Isaac. God’s ways are always beautiful and perfect. God does not leave things incomplete. When we live in God’s ways, we can be assured that He will bring about complete healing in relationships. For Isaac, the fact that Jacob had deceived him as well as his brother must have caused a deep pain in his heart. Isaac was already blind at the time when Jacob deceived him. Rebekah seems to have died some time later. Esau’s two Hittite wives brought him unhappiness. Isaac was a blind, lonely, grieving old man. Thus the last days of Isaac were not a success from human measure. Isaac lived for one hundred and eighty years but they seem to have been long years of darkness and sadness. However, God identifies Himself as the God of Isaac. At the very end of his life, Isaac has the joy to know that both his sons have reconciled with each other and were and at his bedside, to bid him farewell. God ways are precious and remarkable. The world’s measure of success is very different. Isaac’s life would never have measure up as a success, from human standards but from God’s measurement, Isaac was a success.
• Father we thank you for your restoration power of success.
• Lord may we be identified with your blessings.
• Lord may we know your ways so we will be successful.
Lord we ask you that you may show us your remarkable ways to walk in it. In Jesus Christ name. Amen🙏🏽