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Rehoboth "Open Space"

"So Isaac named the place Rehoboth, for he said, "At last the LORD has created enough space for us to prosper in this land." Genesis 26:22.
Does it seem sometimes that there isn't enough space, enough time, enough energy, to complete the tasks and goals that you have set out to do? Perhaps you have work goals or relationship goals. Does it feel as though someone or something is vying for the very thing you have worked so hard for?
A successful career, an awesome marriage, or a vibrant social life?
As I read through my daily Bible devotions and landed in chapter 26 of Genesis,
there Isaac faced conflict over water wells that had rightly belonged to his Father Abraham. Seeing that the LORD had blessed Isaac with too many flocks and herds to count, the Philistines filled up the wells with dirt and Isaac was forced out of Gerar. They couldn't be happy that a man was blessed with such wealth. It had to have been hard labor to travel with family and flocks and herds a…
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