Genesis 25:11 records that after the death of Abraham, God blessed his son Isaac, who dwelt by the well Laharoi – which means well of the Living One who sees me – named when Hagar, the Egyptian maid servant of Sarah, encountered the Lord whom she describes as the Lord who sees her in the midst of her despair. What is important to note is not where Isaac was, but who was with Isaac – it was God. It was not Abraham’s riches and all that Isaac had been given (which was everything Abraham had – Genesis 25:5) that is counted as blessings on Isaac, but it was God who blessed Isaac. This demonstrates that God is a Father to the fatherless, caretaker of orphans, whose unfailing love/mercy extends to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands (Exodus 20:6).
Abraham loved God, and God, though not obligated, true to his nature and word, returns the favor.
Points to ponder:
You may be in a point of despair in your life. You may be next to a well seeking waters of hope, but unless the Lord is with you, there shall be no blessings. It is not where you are that is as important, as much as Who is with you. Is God with you? He is the One and only true source of blessings. God wishes to be with you, but only if you let him. Is God with you?
Genesis 25:11 (KJV)
11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.