Genesis 26:12-17

12Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him, 13and the man became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy; 14for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him. 15Now all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped up by filling them with earth. 16Then Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for you are too powerful for us.” 17And Isaac departed from there and camped in the valley of Gerar, and settled there.

Things were going great for Isaac, so great that his neighbors became jealous. That would have been alright, but they were so jealous that they stopped up all his wells. In that day and age (and that area), stopping up someone’s well was a big deal. They were trying to kill his livestock, his crops, and maybe even some of his servants. That’s just how the enemy of our souls works too. When things are going great, watch out. Adversity is coming, and it won’t be some little pansy attack. He goes for the throat. He doesn’t want to see us succeeding in the Kingdom of Heaven. But hold on, weather the storms, and you’ll be better for it in the end. We haven’t seen the end of adversity for Isaac yet. Stay tuned…

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