PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Jan
10

Obedience and Godís Blessing

Rod Shimabukuro

Scripture

And Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. The LORD blessed him, and the man became rich, and gained more and more until he became very wealthy. Genesis 26:12-13

Observation

It’s interesting to me that God would call Isaac into another region, under different authority, culture and sets of rules… then bless him.The Lord spoke. The Lord guided. The Lord blessed. The Lord fulfilled - His will, in and through Isaac's life. Issac listened. Isaac obeyed. Isaac sowed. Isaac reaped. Isaac was blessed.

Application
  • Is Rich is the goal or Obedience?
  • Are blessings the goal or Obedience?
  • I desire to live in Obedience to fulfill the plan of God - through what He speaks to me.

His specific plan for Isaac is different for you or I. It’s unfortunate to me that too often preachers use passages like this, as “bless me-get rich” schemes. As if “we can be rich and blessed like Isaac too. Let’s be careful.

Could it be true that God favors, God can make rich, favor and bless us...? YES - SURE! But the principle to me is to hear, trust and obey God.

Prayer

Lord…I think I need to surrender desires to be successful, rich, blessed… and ask for wisdom to hear and respond in obedience to You! May I fulfill Your Kingdom will and heart, sowing and reaping according to Your guidance and blessing! Hep me to obey Your voice and Word in all areas f my life - including stewarding my relationship with You, my family, future, finances, fun... I Honor Jesus - King in 2016!


Devotions for January 10

Genesis 25,26
Psalms 6
Luke 10

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