12 Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him.
The talk of any household right now will somehow include the situation at the US Border where immigrants are being separated from their children. Some of these people going through this crisis are Believers coming from strong Christian populations. Some are in search of the promise of God upon their lives, but is this what God promised them?
God promises us eternal life with Him in heaven if we are faithful. He promises us prosperity and tells us that He desires above all things that we might be in good health and prosper (III Jn 1:2). However, do we always pursue what God says in the way He expects? Many think that in order to fulfill the promises of God in their lives, they must go to a country of prosperity.
God told Isaac to stay in a land that seemed less prosperous to him at the time. God blessed him there and he harvested 100 times more than what his yield should have been. Two weeks ago we looked at how Isaac’s faith produced the promise, but the reality is that Isaac sowed where God instructed him to sow. Were all of those people led to the US or is it that they think that others have prospered there, so they will as well? The crisis at the border reflects the crisis that many Believers face in seeking the promises of God. God can bless us anywhere He pleases, including in the poverty-stricken countries that many of us come from.
Homework: Pray and ask God to help you in seeking His promises, that you will not to be on the border of any place, situation or position that will lead you into bondage or further deprivations.