Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Toldot - Reading #4

Toldot, תּוֹלְדֹת - Generations

Genesis 25:19-28:9

Reading #4 - Genesis 26:23–29

My Thoughts: 

In verses 28 we see that Abimelech says to Isaac, “We saw plainly that Hashem was with you.” Can you only imagine? Isaac had something about him, the way he looked, walked, spoke -- that made others recognize that Hashem is with him! Did they even know who Isaac’s G-d was? Did they know anything about Him? Yet, somehow, some way, they recognize the one and only Elohim of the universe in Isaac. Don’t you wish that others would see Hashem in your life? What a wonderful witness that would be. And how beautiful a life you would have if it was one that reflected the love and purpose of Hashem!


Think about how you could reflect Hashem more in your life. Is there something you need to change -- an attitude, the way you speak, or how you treat others? I challenge you to really take a hard look at yourself and whatever is NOT a reflection of Hashem, you work hard to get rid of it! And you study His Word more so that you know Him better so that you can better represent His love and Way in your life.

Reading #4 - Genesis 26:23–29

26:23 He went up from there to Beersheba. 24 Hashem appeared to him the same night, and said, “I am the Elohim of Abraham your father. Don’t be afraid, for I am with you, and will bless you, and multiply your offspring for my servant Abraham’s sake.”

25 He built an altar there, and called on Hashem’s name, and pitched his tent there. There Isaac’s servants dug a well.

26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his army. 27 Isaac said to them, “Why have you come to me, since you hate me, and have sent me away from you?”

28 They said, “We saw plainly that Hashem was with you. We said, ‘Let there now be an oath between us, even between us and you, and let’s make a covenant with you, 29 that you will do us no harm, as we have not touched you, and as we have done to you nothing but good, and have sent you away in peace.’ You are now the blessed of Hashem.”