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Default GENESIS 25:11. ISAAC dwelt by the well Lahai -roi

Charles Spurgeon's Morning and Evening - February 17, 2017

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> Morning
> "Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi."
> Genesis 25:11
> Hagar had once found deliverance there and Ishmael had drank from the water sograciously revealed by the God who liveth and seeth the sons of men; but this wasa merely casual visit, such as worldlings pay to the Lord in times of need, whenit serves their turn. They cry to him in trouble, but forsake him in prosperity.Isaac dwelt there, and made the well of the living and all-seeing God his constantsource of supply. The usual tenor of a man's life, the dwelling of his soul, isthe true test of his state. Perhaps the providential visitation experienced byHagar struck Isaac's mind, and led him to revere the place; its mystical nameendeared it to him; his frequent musings by its brim at eventide made him familiarwith the well; his meeting Rebecca there had made his spirit feel at home near thespot; but best of all, the fact that he there enjoyed fellowship with the livingGod, had made him select that hallowed ground for his dwelling.

Let us learn tolive in the presence of the living God; let us pray the Holy Spirit that this day,and every other day, we may feel, "Thou God seest me." May the Lord Jehovah be asa well to us, delightful, comforting, unfailing, springing up unto eternal life.The bottle of the creature cracks and dries up, but the well of the Creator neverfails; happy is he who dwells at the well, and so has abundant and constantsupplies near at hand. The Lord has been a sure helper to others: his name isShaddai, God All-sufficient; our hearts have often had most delightful intercoursewith him; through him our soul has found her glorious Husband, the Lord Jesus; andin him this day we live, and move, and have our being; let us, then, dwell inclosest fellowship with him. Glorious Lord, constrain us that we may never leavethee, but dwell by the well of the living God.
> Evening
> "Whereas the Lord was there."
> Ezekiel 35:10
> Edom's princes saw the whole country left desolate, and counted upon its easyconquest; but there was one great difficulty in their way--quite unknown tothem--"The Lord was there;" and in his presence lay the special security of thechosen land. Whatever may be the machinations and devices of the enemies of God'speople, there is still the same effectual barrier to thwart their design. Thesaints are God's heritage, and he is in the midst of them, and will protect hisown. What comfort this assurance yields us in our troubles and spiritualconflicts!

We are constantly opposed, and yet perpetually preserved! How oftenSatan shoots his arrows against our faith, but our faith defies the power ofhell's fiery darts; they are not only turned aside, but they are quenched upon itsshield, for "the Lord is there." Our good works are the subjects of Satan'sattacks. A saint never yet had a virtue or a grace which was not the target forhellish bullets: whether it was hope bright and sparkling, or love warm andfervent, or patience all-enduring, or zeal flaming like coals of fire, the oldenemy of everything that is good has tried to destroy it. The only reason whyanything virtuous or lovely survives in us is this, "the Lord is there."
> If the Lord be with us through life, we need not fear for our dying confidence;for when we come to die, we shall find that "the Lord is there;" where the billowsare most tempestuous, and the water is most chill, we shall feel the bottom, andknow that it is good: our feet shall stand upon the Rock of Ages when time ispassing away. Beloved, from the first of a Christian's life to the last, the onlyreason why he does not perish is because "the Lord is there." When the God ofeverlasting love shall change and leave his elect to perish, then may the Churchof God be destroyed; but not till then, because it is written, Jehovah Shammah,"The Lord is there."
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Constantly opposed yet perpetually preserved! Indeed!
Thank you once more brother!
bless you

Come quickly, Lord Jesus
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Constantly opposed yet perpetually preserved! Indeed!
Thank you once more brother!
bless you

Thank YOU Sir. Charlie.
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