Genesis 26:17-27:46 ~ Matthew 9:1-17 ~ Psalm 10:16-18 ~ Proverbs 3:9-10

Genesis 26:18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water that had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, which the Philistines had stopped after the death of Abraham. And he gave them the names that his father had given them.
It struck me today that in doing this, Isaac was claiming his blessing: acting upon what he knew to be true despite any evidence to the contrary. This brings to mind Paul's statement to the Corinthians:
2 Corinthians 5:6-8 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
What would happen if we--I--lived like this? Tuesday night the TFB college group finished a study of Revelation. One of the passages that struck me was Revelation 21:7-8. There conquerers are contrasted with cowards, and the cowards have no place in the kingdom of God. Funny how often the courage-conquerer language shows up.

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