THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A little boy was praying before bed time.
"And, God, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it.
I'm having a good time like I am."
And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac;
and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.
In Genesis 16:13-14, we find that the "well Lahai-roi" was called "Beer-lahai-roi."
The name means "God Who sees me."
It was the well to which Hagar fled when she ran from Sarai (Sarah).
At that well, Hagar was met by the Lord.
And He told her to return to her mistress, Sarai.
God saw her need there, and provided her with comfort and guidance.
Here, in Genesis 25, we find that Isaac makes his dwelling place near that well.
What more humbling place is there, than the place where God "sees me?"
Many visit there, but few dwell there!
Some come to visit because of conviction.
Some come to visit because of need.
But we should come to "dwell" there, or remain!
Of course, God "sees" us all of the time.
But sometimes, people don't WANT God to "see" them!
That’s why they don’t “dwell” on the fact that God “sees” them all the time!
Let us make our spiritual home in the place where we know God "sees" us!
There, we will find a well of "living water," (John 7:38) which supplies our every need.
There, we will find the closeness of God.
And His "well" will flow through us to others.