Daily Devotions

My Song In The Night (Genesis)

My Song In The Night (Genesis)
Day 181

Text: Genesis 26: 26-27


Genesis 26:26-27

26 Then Abimelech came to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath, one of his friends, and Phichol the commander of his army.
27 And Isaac said to them, “Why have you come to me, since you hate me and have sent me away from you?”


1. Faith in God tested

a. Abimelech appeared on the scene again.
b. The visits from Abimelech:
i. On the first occasion he rebuked Isaac for lying to him.
ii. On the second occasion, he forced Isaac to leave his territory.
iii. On the third occasion, he did not come alone.

2. Abimelech and company

a. He brought a friend called Ahuzzath (possibly a Philistine too).
b. He also brought Phichol, the military commander of the Philistines.

3. The courage of Isaac

a. Isaac had been silent much of the time.
i. When he was rebuked.
ii. When he was forced to leave the land of the Philistines.
b. A renewed faith and courage:
i. Isaac was no longer intimidated.
ii. He spoke to Abimelech bravely.
c. He asked for the reason of this visit from Abimelech.
i. Abimelech had shown hatred (expressed in hostility).
ii. He had been dismissed. What was the reason for this visit?

经文:创世记 26:26-27


《创世记 26:26-27》
26 亚比米勒同他的朋友亚户撒和他的军长非各,从基拉耳来见以撒。

27 以撒对他们说:“你们既然恨我,打发我走了,为什么到我这里来呢?”


1. 对上帝的信心的考验

a. 亚比米勒再次地出现
b. 亚比米勒的来访:
i. 第一次时,他责备以撒对他撒谎
ii. 第二次时,他迫使以撒离开自己的领土
iii. 第三次时,他不是单独来访

2. 亚比米勒和同伴们

a. 他带来了一个名叫亚户撒的朋友(也可能是非利士人)
b. 他还带来了非利士的军事指挥军长非各

3. 以撒的勇气

a. 他一直保持沉默
i. 被责备时
ii. 被迫离开非利士人的土地时
b. 信心和勇气的更新
i. 以撒不再受到威胁
ii. 他勇敢地对亚比米勒说话
c. 他问亚比米勒为何到访
i. 亚比米勒曾表现出仇恨
ii. 他也打发了以撒。这次又为何来访?