When the Lord God appeared and assured Isaac of his blessings, because of his faithfulness to Isaac’s faithful father, Isaac built an altar there and called upon the name of the Lord, pitching his tent there and Isaac’s servants digged a well there.
The right response when the Lord God appears in our life and assures to bless us for his faithfulness extends to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments (Deuteronomy 7:9), we must worship (call on the name of) the Lord God, and build in our hearts his altar and pitch our tent there – becoming natives of the altar. We must dig into our life, as an altar-native, so that living waters (Holy Spirit) may flow out of our lives.
Points to ponder:
Are you an altar-native? In the presence and promises of the Lord God, there should be no other alternative for us except us being an altar-native. Are you an altar-native?
Genesis 26:24-25 (KJV)
24 And the Lord appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham’s sake.
25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac’s servants digged a well.