Redigging The Wells

Scripture Passage: 
Genesis 26:17-22

INTRODUCTION:  Isaac pitches his tent in the valley of Gerar and finds that he needs a source of water. Isaac remembers that during Abraham's day there were some wells that had provided his needs and decides to dig again those wells. Isaac found that the wells that had provided water for his Father still provided for him. As Christians, there are some things that God used in the generations before us and it's high time we dig afresh some of these wells and allow God to provide 'a well of springing water'.

  1. The Wells Were Originally Dug in Earlier Years (Genesis 26:18; Psalm 11:3; Proverbs 22:28; Jeremiah 6:16)
  2. The Wells Had Been Stopped Up By the Philistines (Genesis 26:18; Jeremiah 2:13; Matthew 23:13)
  3. Isaac Began By Redigging the Same Wells (Genesis 26:18)
    1. Holiness (2 Corinthians 6:17; Titus 2:14)
    2. Prayer (Acts 12:5)
    3. Family (Acts 16:30-33)
    4. Word (1 Timothy 4:13)
    5. Church (1 Timothy 3:15)
    6. Witness (Acts 4:31; 11:19-21)
    7. Doctrine (Jude 3)
  4. Isaac Called the Wells By Their Original Names (Genesis 26:18)
  5. In the Valley They Dug a Well of Springing Water (Genesis 26:19; Job 35:10; Psalm 77:1-6; Acts 16:25)
  6. There Was Contention With Others Over the Digging of the Wells (Genesis 26:20-21;Nehemiah 4:1-18; Ephesians 6:10-13; 2 Timothy 3:12)
  7. Because of Their Persistence God Made Room For Them to Be Fruitful (Genesis 26:22; Galatians 6:9; 1 Corinthians 15:58)
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 21:29

A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.