This daily devotional guide comprises at least 16 topics and a study of Genesis in which you can be guided to develop your devotional messages and experience fresh time with God. This guide is for two weeks from the study of Genesis.
Day 1: Good begets good.
Genesis 24: 47 “A asked her, Whose daughter are you? She said, The daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom Milcah bore to him. Then I put the ring on her nose and the bracelet on her arms.
Eliazer followed Rebekah home after confirming that she was from Abraham’s family. He narrated the story of how God had chosen Rebekah for his master’s son to Bethuel and Laban, he spoke openly of God and his goodness. This is a lesson for us Christians, we should be able to share openly God’s goodness in our lives, we do not need to be afraid of being misunderstood, rejected, or people seeing us as local champions or someone who is too religious. After Rebekah had fetched water for the servant and the animals, Eliazer put a ring on her nose and bracelets on her wrists which stands for her engagement to someone. Rebekah was chosen out of other maidens of time because of her humble and service character…… Read Genesis 24: 45-50 to develop the message further.
Day 2: God’s gifts comforts.
“Genesis 24: 67.. Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So, she became his wife and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.”
Eliezer was set to go back to his master and Rebekah was asked if she wanted to follow him, she replied she was willing. She bid goodbye and was sent away with Abraham’s servant and his men. As they were approaching, Negal Isaac looked up and saw the camels coming while walking and meditating in the field. When Rebekah looked up and saw Isaac, she came down from her Carmel and covered her face with a veil. The things that Bebekah did here signified two things… Read Genesis 24: 61-67 to develop the message further.
Day 3: A Life that children inherit.
Genesis 25: 5. “Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac”.
Jacob (Israel) called his twelve sons while he was about to die and told them the necessary things they needed to know. He blessed them and gave his final words to them before departing (Genesis 49: 1-33). Abraham also when his days were drawing near called the sons of his concubines and sent them away and gave his property to his heir Isaac as inheritance… Read Genesis 25: 1-8 to develop the message further.
Day 4: Consider tomorrow.
Genesis 25:11. “After Abraham’s death, death blessed his son Isaac, who then lived near Beer Lahal Roi.”
Abraham lived a fulfilled life and died at a good old age of One Hundred and Seventy-Five years. After his death, two of his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah. The cave he brought from Ephron the Hittite at the rate of four hundred (400) pieces of silver for the burial of his wife Sarah… Read Genesis 25: 9-11 to develop the message further.
Day 5: Plead for God’s heritage.
Genesis 25:21. “Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of the wife, because she was barren; the Lord answered his prayer and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.”
Children are God’s gifts. He gives to everyone at the appointed time. Some receive these gifts from God at the early stage of their lives and some receive these gifts from God at the latter stage. God delays in giving these gifts to some people for great exploit in their lives and that of the child. We are encouraged to ask and plead to God for our requests as Isaac pleaded with God for children… Read Genesis 25: 19- 21 to develop the message further.
Day 6: Enquire about your children from God.
Genesis 25: 23.. “The Lord said to her, Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the stronger.”
The Bible says that children are the heritage of the Lord. Many people today make inquiries about what will become of their children’s future from occult people forgetting or even not bothering to ask from the one who owns them as His heritage. It is the right of every parent to ask God what He has in stock for their children. God has different agendas for every child. He has different purposes for them even before they were given birth to… Read Genesis 25: 22- 26 to develop the message further.
Day 7: Think before you talk.
“Genesis 25: 32.. Look, I am about to die. Esau said. What good is the birthright to me.”
Our words tend to stand against us many times, therefore, it is very essential to think and reason before we make any pronouncement concerning our lives. Esau the eldest son of Isaac was not careful with the words of his mouth. He felt his mouth was there to say anything for him to satisfy his present hunger. Being a hunter, he had gone to the field in search of animals to kill. He arrived home very hungry and tired meeting his twin brother Jacob who was fond of staying at home with their mother cooking pottage… Read Genesis 25: 27- 34 to develop the message further.
Day 8: He is faithful to his promise.
“Genesis 26: 4. I will make your descendants as numerous as the stairs in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offering, all nations on earth will be blessed.”
Our God is a faithful God who keeps and fulfills His promises from generation to generation of those who seek him wholeheartedly (Lamentation 3: 22-23). God made a promise to make Abraham tremendous and to make his descendants as numerous as the stars of the sky and as the sand of the sea. As Christians, we must know that God is faithful to his promises and ready to fulfill them so far we are still on the right track… Read Genesis 26: 1–6 to develop the message further.
Day 9: Learn from your predecessor.
Genesis 26: 9..“So Abimelech summoned Isaac and said, she is your wife! Why did you say, she is my sister? Isaac answered him. Because I thought I might lose my life on account of her.”
The Bible recorded that Ahaz reigned in Jeremiah for sixteen years and did what was evil in the sight of the Lord unlike his father and worshiped Baal. He offered sacrifices to unknown gods and worshiped idols. Therefore, God delivered him into the hands of the king of Aram who took him and his people captive, and also into the hands of the kings of Israel who inflicted heavy casualties on him… Read Genesis 26: 1–6 to develop the message further.
Day 10: Know what works for you.
Genesis 26: 12. “Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold because the Lord blessed him.”
Whenever some Christians bear about businesses that can fetch them money or places that their economy is pleasant they do not take their time to listen to or hear from God and know of His will for them. There was a great famine in the land of Philistines as happened during the time of Abraham, Isaac had the thought of going down to Egypt due to his work being a farmer he needed his crops and animals to grow but God appeared to him and told him to go down to Egypt… Read Genesis 26: 12–14 to develop the message further.
Day 11: You are a threat to the enemies.
Genesis 26: 16. “Then, Abimelech said to Isaac, Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us.”
God kept His promises to bless Isaac. The Philistines became jealous because the Lord was with Isaac and he prospered in all he did. The Philippians grew jealous to the extent of filling the wells that Isaac had dug up with dirt calling out for war but Isaac maintained peace with them. Later Abimelek gave an order that Isaac should leave their country and go somewhere else… Read Genesis 26: 15–18 to develop the message further.
Day 12: One more attempt to get to your Rehoboth.
Genesis 26: 19.. “He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth, saying. Now the Lord has given us room and will flourish in the land.”
Isaac moved away from Gerar because the Philippians became jealous of him. Isaac’s moving didn’t stop the Philippians from harassing him. Isaac’s servants dug a well in Gerar valley and discovered a well of fresh water but the shepherd from Gerar claimed the well… Read Genesis 26: 19–22 to develop the message further.
Day 13: Worship God for His promise.
Genesis 26: 25.. “Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord. There he pitched his tent, and there his servants dug a well.”
Isaac avoided engaging in quarrels with the Philippians and got to the place that was free from trouble and God appeared to Him at night. God renewed His promises with him. God renewed His covenant of blessing him aside from the ones he had experienced in the past, Isaac then built an altar and worshipped God… Read Genesis 26: 23–25 to develop the message further.
Day 14: It’s for a while; they will come back to you.
“Genesis 26: 28.. They answered, what saw clearly that the Lord was with you; so we said, there ought to be a sworn agreement between us – between us and you. Let us make a treaty with you.
Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery expecting that he would die, but God prospered Joseph and his brothers came to bow before him. Isaac was sent out of Gerar by King Abimelech because he had become prosperous after he had left Gerar for Beersheba… Read Genesis 26: 26–30 to develop the message further.
Day 15: Maintaining peace holds blessings.
“ Genesis 26: 32.. That day, Isaac’s servant came and told him about the well they had dug…”
Isaac faced persecution and trials from the Phillippines. When the Philistines discovered that with all they did to Isaac, he did not retaliate and God was still on his side they went to him so that he may make a sworn covenant of peace treaty with them… Read Genesis 26: 31—33 to develop the message further.
Day 16: Take heed that your choice does not affect others.
Genesis 26: 35.. They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah”.
Right from the time of Abraham the grandfather of Esau, they have been practicing marriage with their lineage. Abraham told his servant Eliezer to make an oath with him that he will get a wife for Isaac among his relatives and not from their neighbors who were pagans that served other gods… Read Genesis 26: 34-35 to develop the message further