Word of the Day:There is success in obedience and faithfulness.
When a man is hugely successful in his work, everyone notices. Some of those people celebrate his prosperity; others hate him for it. That is what Isaac experienced. He is one of the early farmers in scriptures with a remarkable green thumb. “Isaac planted crops in that land and in the same year reaped a hundredfold”. But Isaac had a secret – something more powerful than a precise crop rotation strategy or specially formulated fertilizer: it was the Lord who was blessing him.
Why would a man pursue excellence in business? The story of Isaac clearly gives us the answer: God had called (and gifted) Isaac for this work, and he was obedient; Isaac had shown respect for those in authority over him; he worked hard, and his efforts were productive; and Isaac did not allow the sabotage of his enemies to discourage or distract him.
What was the result of Isaac’s faithfulness? God received the glory, and his name was honored among those who previously did not know or revere him.
Proverbs 16:3:Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.