Jun 30, 2010

Don't ignore free gift of Salvation

we are in a time when we see everything is easy to get.Once upon a time when we needed to communicate the quickest method was sending telegrams.People were scared to receive telegrams as most of the time they heard sad news only.Comparing to this day.you can receive emails almost instantly but how many of us give attention?As there is no direct costing involved we ignore or even sometime neglect.Why?

Let me share you about an incident which happened during my visit to Singapore...Along with my friends I went to a luggage store and bought some briefcases.After the deal was over one among us asked for a free gift and the immediate response was "We won't give anything for free." 
Remember how many times a costly gift was dumped in the cupboard.
Same way many a times the costly gift of Salvation which is given to us for free is ignored.Let us search our hearts where are we?Are we doing the same things which we used to do before we got saved?Remember through money we can not get the Salvation.Also the grace is needed.

Jun 26, 2010

Baptist Group that was Arrested in Haiti: the Rest of the Story, and How God Moved on Their Behalf


Aimee Herd (June 25, 2010)

"I've always wished that I could see God move like that, and I did in jail. It got to the point where I would be excited to run out of food because I was excited for what God was going to bring."

One of the enduring headline stories that hit shortly after the devastating earthquake in Haiti was that of the group of Baptist volunteers who went to the impoverished country to help orphans, and ended up in a Haitian jail.

The 10 people in the group were accused of "child trafficking," after they were told they did not have the correct paperwork to bring the children to an orphanage in the neighboring Dominican Republic.

Most of the Baptist group members were finally freed after 19 days in jail, another was released after 37 days in the prison, and the final person in the group was not let go for over 100 days.

But, during that time, the members of the group saw God move in powerful ways on their behalf. Their stories are shared in an article by the Christian Telegraph. A few excerpts are included below, to read the entire piece, follow the source link provided.

One of the main ways God showed Himself strong in the midst of the group's troubles was in provision of food.

Nicole LankfordEighteen-year-old Nicole Lankford explains, "Every time that we got low on food or ran out of food we would pray, 'God, we know You can provide for our needs. We need water and we don't know how to get any right now.' And every single time—if we ran out of food or we ran out of water—somebody would bring it. And sometimes it was the most crazy, random people that would come. But every time we needed it, someone would come." (Photo: BPNews.net)

Another interesting part of their prison-stay was that two of the men in the group were named Paul and Silas (Silas Thompson's father, Paul, was a member of the group and is pastor of Eastside Baptist Church). That being the case, the Baptists decided they, too, wanted to praise God in spite of their circumstances, as the Apostle Paul and Silas did in Acts 16:25.

"We decided that our response was going to be the same [as the Apostle Paul and Silas]—that we were going to worship God and that He was worthy despite our circumstances," Nicole Lankford said. "By the time night rolled around, we had so many reasons to declare His faithfulness—with the food and water that we had and the encouraging Haitian Believers who would come visit us."

According to the Christian Telegraph article: The group held a worship service all three Sunday mornings they were in prison, but their worship was not limited to Sundays. They often would gather at the cell bars just so they could see one another and praise God together. They would sing, pray and read Scripture.

Read more of their story at the source link provided.

Source: News Staff - Christian Telegraph


Jun 24, 2010

Lotti Moon Missionary to China

Lottie Moon was born in 1840, third in a family of five girls and two boys, on the family’s fifteen-hundred-acre tobacco plantation known as Viewmont. Her father, Edward Moon, was the largest slaveholder (fifty-two slaves) in Albemarle County; he was also a merchant and a lay leader in the Baptist church. But Lottie was only thirteen when her father died in a riverboat accident.
The Moon family valued education, and at age fourteen Lottie went to school at the Virginia Female Seminary [e.g. high school] and later the Albemarle Female Institute, where she earned both her bachelor’s and Master of Arts degree in teaching. A spirited and outspoken girl, Lottie was indifferent to her Southern Baptist upbringing until her late teens, when God touched her heart during a spiritual revival at Albemarle.
There were precious few opportunities for educated females in the mid-1800s, though her older sister Orianna became a physician and served as a Confederate doctor during the Civil War. Lottie helped her mother maintain Viewmont during the war, once hiding the family silver in a field from approaching Union soldiers, but when the threat evaporated, she was unable to find it again.
After the Civil War, Lottie taught at female academies first in Danville, Kentucky, and later helped set up Cartersville Female High School in Georgia. The school was thriving academically (though not financially) under her leadership as associate principal when she felt a quite different call: to go to China as a missionary.
Single women on the mission field? Most mission work at that time was done by married men. But the wives of China missionaries T. P. Crawford and Landrum Holmes had discovered an important reality: Only women could reach Chinese women, and they needed help. To everyone’s surprise, Lottie’s younger sister Edmonia accepted a call to go to North China in 1872. Lottie followed a year later. She was thirty-three years old.
Edmonia didn’t last as a missionary, but Lottie did. She was a petite woman, only four foot three, but she had stamina, a lively spirit, vision, and a passion to win souls for God. Mission policies of the time limited what ministry women could do. But Lottie waged a slow, respectful, but relentless campaign to give women missionaries the freedom to minister and have an equal voice in mission proceedings. A prolific writer, she corresponded frequently with H. A. Tupper, head of the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board, informing him of the realities of mission work and the desperate need for more workers—women and men. She encouraged Southern Baptist women to organize mission societies in the local churches to help support additional missionary candidates—and to consider coming themselves. Many of her letters appeared as articles in denominational publications. Catching her vision, Southern Baptist women organized Women’s Missionary Unions (WMU) and even Sunbeam Bands for children to promote missions and collect funds to support missions. The first “Christmas offering for missions” in 1888 collected over $3,000, enough to send three new missionaries to China.
Raised in a family “of culture and means,” Lottie at first thought of the Chinese as an inferior people, and insisted on wearing American clothes to maintain a degree of distance from these “heathen” people. But gradually she came to realize that the more she shed her westernized trappings and identified with the Chinese people, the more their simple curiosity about foreigners (and sometimes rejection) turned into genuine interest in the Gospel. She began wearing Chinese clothes, adopted Chinese customs, learned to be sensitive to Chinese culture, and came to respect and admire Chinese culture and learning. In turn she was deeply loved and revered by the Chinese people.
Lottie began her tenure as a missionary by teaching in a girls school—but while accompanying some of the seasoned married women on “country visits” from village to village outside the bigger cities, she discovered her passion: direct evangelism. But there were so many hungry, lost souls, and so few missionaries! For forty years she kept up her not-so-gentle pressure for the Southern Baptists to become giving, sending, missions-minded people.
Lottie’s home base as a missionary was Tengchow (today Penglai) in Shantung Province in North China. T. P. Crawford was the senior missionary there, but he had a reputation among both missionaries and the Chinese as an inflexible, contentious personality. Lottie often functioned as a peacemaker, able to see both sides of a dispute. She had her own strong opinions about different things, but she always worked respectfully with the Foreign Mission Board and with her fellow missionaries. Eventually Crawford resigned from the mission and formed the independent Gospel Mission, taking several Southern Baptist missionaries with him. After Crawford’s death, however, Lottie encouraged the board to receive the remaining GM missionaries “back into the fold.”
Lottie extended her work into the interior, especially P’ingtu and Hwangshien, until additional missionaries arrived to carry on the work. Only then did she allow herself to take a much-needed furlough, the first in 1892, and the second in 1902. Lottie was very concerned that her fellow missionaries were burning out from lack of rest and renewal and going to early graves. The mindset back home was “go to the mission field, die on the mission field.” Many never expected to see their friends and families again. Lottie argued that regular furloughs every ten years would literally extend the lives and effectiveness of seasoned missionaries. (Today missionaries get a furlough roughly every four years.) She also took a month of rest during the year.
The War with Japan (1894), the Boxer Rebellion (1900), and the Nationalist uprising (that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in 1911) all profoundly affected mission work. Famine and disease took their toll, as well. When Lottie returned from her second furlough in 1904, she agonized over the suffering of the people who were literally starving to death all around her. She pled for more money and more resources, but the mission board was heavily in debt and could send nothing. Mission salaries were voluntarily cut. Unknown to her fellow missionaries, Lottie Moon—the Southern belle who was once described as “overindulged and under-disciplined”—shared her own meager money and food with any and everyone around her, severely affecting both her physical and mental health. In 1912, she only weighed fifty pounds. Alarmed, fellow missionaries arranged for her to be sent back home to the United States with a missionary companion, but she died on Christmas Eve on board ship in Kobe Harbor, Japan. Her body was cremated and the remains returned to loved ones in Virginia for burial.
Since her sacrificial death at the age of seventy-two, Lottie Moon has come to personify the missionary spirit for Southern Baptists and many other Christians, as well. The annual Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for Missions has raised a total of $1.5 billion for missions since 1888 and finances half the entire Southern Baptist missions budget every year

Jun 23, 2010

What kind of memories are you leaving...??

hello...praise the lord...


The memory of the righteous will be a blessing..(PROVERBS 10:7)

Wen u were born , u cried , and world rejoiced..live ur life in such a manner that wen u die, the world cries and u rejoice...

wanna tell u something very interesting...

A painting in an ancient temple depicts a king forging a chain from his crown, while nearby, another scene shows a slave converting his chain into a crown.Underneath the painting is this inscription :"LIFE IS WHAT ONE MAKE IT,NO MATTER OF WHAT IT IS MADE."
you may have been born with certain "ingredients"just as a baker may find the staples of flour,sugar,and oil in his kitchen ,but what u r create from the talents and abilities God has given to u..!!..live ur life so tht might be measured according to these words of an anonymous poet:

Not-How did he die?But-how did he live?
Not-What did he gain?But-What did he give?

These are the units to measure the worth..
Of man as man,regardless of birth.

Not-what was his station?But-Had he a heart?
And-how did he play his God-given part?
was he ever ready with a word of good cheer
To bring back a smile,to banish a tear?

Not-what was his shrine?Nor-what was his creed?
But-Had he befriended those really in need?
Not-what did the sketch in the newspaper say?
But-How many were sorry when he passed away?

By tellin u dis it simply meanzz tht live ur life fr jesus...

n testify ur life fr ur lord...

v all are blessed people...n v all hav many testimony's in our life...




so itzz a question fr u all....
IF U WERE DIE TODAY WHAT WOULD PEOPLE SAY ABOUT YOU..??


Jesus conquer all...
Peace out...
Amen..

Break Camp


Deutronomy Chapter 1 verses 6, 7, & 8 : The LORD our God said to us at Horeb, "You have stayed long enough at this mountain. 7Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites; go to all the neighbouring peoples in the Arabah, in the mountains, in the western foothills, in the Negev and along the coast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the Euphrates. 8 See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land that the LORD swore he would give to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—and to their descendants after them."

What a wonderful promise Lord is giving to His children here. Lord emphasizes that He is going to give us this land and asking us to take possession of this. Land means the people of the land who live there.

Also the inheritance of the land comes with a condition here. Lord says, my child you have stayed in this mountain for a long time, Can you move out of this mountain.

What is our mountain today? Is it our tradition or culture? Is it our own principalities or self righteousness? Is it our own problems or unsolved prolonging issues? Obviously God is not interested in us stagnated in a particular mountain. He says, break camp my child. Camping is supposed to be a temporary place; we might have camped for a long time. Can we break the camp today and advance into the hill country. When we advance the anointing Lord has bestowed on each of His children will also flow and advance, isn't it? What is our mountain which makes us to get stuck today? Can we ask the Holy Spirit to help us identify.

When we break camp and advance in to hill country, we can mix around with different groups of people. Only then God promises, I will give you this land. Amen. Let us stand firm confessing our Godly faith to mix with people and their problems. Then God will help us to take possession of the people.

It would have been extremely hard for Abram to break camp, but just because of his obedience he became Abraham. Through Abraham's obedience Lord is faithful to keep His promise to bless us and make us a blessing.

If we don't break camp, He will.

With prayers and regards

Jeelie Christopher


New and Sharp tool

See, I will make you into a threshing sledge, new and sharp, with many teeth.Isaiah 41 15 

Even today God is encouraging us using this promise from the Bible. We must have read this verse several times so far. Sometimes we should have claimed this verse in our prayers too. But whatever situation maybe we are at today, rejected and stamped by people around as useless, God says, I , myself is going to make us as a sledge to thresh. When God promises to make us as a useful weapon, who is man to stand against and accuse? 
Threshing is a process in which the outer straw of the grains are removed to bring out the edible portion. The same way God is going to use us a mighty tool to shred the unwanted things so that God’s goodness in us and others will be revealed outwardly. 
Sometimes we do not want to forget the old things and move along. We keep on thinking why a particular failure or experience occurred? We even think how nice it will be if something which we don’t like has not happened. Until we release the OLD, we cannot get the NEW blessings. Yes, God’s calculations are different. Through the old hardships we have gone through, he is bringing out new things. Out of bluntness, He brings out sharp teeth. Without old and blunt, new and sharp cannot come through. 
In real world, blunt tools need to go through the sanding process to become sharp. As much as we sand, tools like knives become sharp and shining. The same process for you and me, if we want Lord to use us as His tool. Always we desire Lord to use us as His mighty tool. But we don’t want to go through the sanding and rubbing process just because it hurts. Shortcuts will inhibit us from becoming a blessing to others. 
Today can we surrender ourselves to God’s will so that He will make us into a threshing sledge, new and sharp. May God bless you through this piece of reading. Amen. 
Article by 
Jeelie Christopher

Jun 21, 2010

......Together..U and God can Do It......

Hello Guyzzz and galzz.....Praise D Lord.....hope u are blessed in d name of our Almighty Lord......
As itzz written in the Holy scriptures.....Rise up;this matter is in your hands..We will support you,so take courage and do it.....Ezra-10:4
Wat u get through ur mind wen u read dis.....????
jzz think once......U have to rise up for our Lord.....and they had given u power to preach his word....by ur life..,by ur talk...,by ur nature...,by ur character......u can do any thing in d name of Jesus.....u kw wen power comes responsibility comes wid it...take time to think;but when the time for action arrives..stop thinking and go on....yeah and surelly u can do.....because u are nt ordinary people...bt u are anointed one...so start behaving like dat only.....

i wanna tell u one small story...

as long as he could remember,Jason had wanted to be a police officer..it wasnt jzz d fact tht he love playin cops n robbers... more importantly, he wanted to do something with his life tht mattered..after graduation, he had d chance to apply for a spot at the police academy...
bt first came d interview..wen d veteran officer pulled up a chair in front of him, Jason realised his childhood dreams could rest upon tht very moment.As he confidently answer each question, he felt d officer approval..jason knew he ws doin well..

"One last question"the officer said,"suppose u r called to help d site of an explosion..there are numerous casualties.near by u noticed a women has gone in to labor.At the same time u see a car whoes driver is obviously intoxicated, weaving down the road towards elementary school then u here a cry from someone drowning in a near by river while a fight erupts next to u that could result in both injury n property damage...what do u do..??"

Jason though a moment, then replied"Try n hide ma uniform n mingle wid d crowd!"

Some situation in life take make more then cool head..they need a miracle...while praying for an answer remember too also pray for courage....so that u can do what God instructs...


So matter is dat... if we willing to do smthng...we have to pray for it frm d beginning and than God will fullfill ur dreamzz...becozzz Millions are the plan's but only Lord's plan prevail....


so itzz very true...Together You and Lord can do any thing.......


Trust ur lord completely wid ur heart and soul....and do wateva dey instruct u....jzz we have to follow it by saying ..."Yes Lord I will do it For U....."




Be blessed...
Jesus conquer All....
Peace out......
Amen.....


Jun 9, 2010

Committed Atheist


There was a professor of philosophy at USC who was a deeply committed atheist. His primary goal for one required class was to spend the entire semester attempting to prove that God couldn't exist
His students were always afraid to argue with him because of his impeccable logic. 
For twenty years he had taught this class and no one had ever had the courage to go against him. Sure, some had argued in class at times, but no one had ever *really gone against him* (you will see what I mean later). Noboby would go against him because he had a reputation.
                           
At the end of every semester, on the last day he would say to the class of 300  students, "
If there is anyone here who still believes in God, stand up !" 
In twenty years, nobody ever stood up. They knew what he was going to do next.
He would say, "Because anyone who believes in God is a fool. If God existed, he could stop this piece of chalk from hitting the ground and breaking. Such a simple task to prove he is God, and yet he can't do it." 
And every year he would drop the chalk onto the tile floor of the classroom and it would shatter into a hundred pieces. All the students were convinced that God couldn't exist. Certainly a number of Christians had slipped through, but for 20 years they had been too afraid to stand up. 
Well, a few years ago there was a freshman who happened to get enrolled in  the class. He was a Christian, and had heard the stories about this professor. He had to take the class because it was one of the required classes for his major. And he was afraid. But for three months that semester he prayed that he would have the courage to stand up no matter what the professor said or what the class thought. Nothing they said or did could ever shatter his faith, he hoped.
                            
Finally, the day came. The professor said, "
If there is anyone here who still believes in God, stand up!" The professor, and the class of 300 people looked at him, shocked, as he stood up at the back of the room.  
The professor shouted, "YOU FOOL! If nothing I have said all semester has convinced you that God doesn't exist, then you are a fool! If God existed, he could keep this piece of chalk from breaking when it hit the ground!" 
He proceeded to drop the chalk, but as he did it slipped out of his fingers, off his shirt cuff, onto the pleats of his pants, down his leg, and off his shoe. And as it hit the ground it simply rolled away, unbroken. The professor's jaw dropped as he stared at the chalk. He looked up at the young man and then ran out of the lecture hall.

The young man who stood up proceeded to walk to the front of the room and 
shared his faith in Jesus for the next half hour. 300 students stayed and listened as he told of God's love for them and of his power through Jesus.   
                               


"'Have faith in God,' Jesus answered." -- Mark 11:22
                            
Love always in Him "The light shines through the darkness, and the darkness
has not overcome it." -- John 1:5

Jun 6, 2010

The Tea Cup.......



There was a couple who used to go to England to shop in the beautiful stores. They both liked antiques and pottery and especially teacups. This was their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.
One day in this beautiful shop they saw a beautiful teacup.They said, "May we see that? We've never seen one quite so beautiful."
As the lady handed it to them, suddenly the teacup spoke. "You don't understand," it said. "I haven't always been a teacup.
There was a time when I was red and I was clay. My master took me and rolled me and patted me over and over and I yelled out, "let me alone", but he only smiled, "Not yet."
"Then I was placed on a spinning wheel," the teacup said, "and suddenly I was spun around and around and around.Stop it! I'm getting dizzy! I screamed. But the master only nodded and said, 'Not yet.'
Then he put me in the oven. I never felt such heat. I wondered why he wanted to burn me, and I yelled and knocked at the door. I could see him through the opening and I could read his lips as He shook his head, 'Not yet.'
Finally the door opened, he put me on the shelf, and I began to cool. 'There, that's better,' I said. And he brushed and painted me all over. The fumes were horrible. I thought I would gag. 'Stop it, stop it!' I cried. He only nodded, 'Not yet.'
Then suddenly he put me back into the oven, not like the first one. This was twice as hot and I knew I would suffocate. I begged. I pleaded. I screamed. I cried. All the time I could see him through the opening nodding his head saying, 'Not yet.'
Then I knew there wasn't any hope. I would never make it. I was ready to give up. But the door opened and he took me out and placed me on the shelf. One hour later he handed me a mirror and said, 'Look at yourself.And I did. I said, 'That's not me; that couldn't be me. It's beautiful. I'm beautiful.'
'I want you to remember, then,' he said, 'I know it hurts to be rolled and patted, but if I had left you alone, you'd have dried up.
I know it made you dizzy to spin around on the wheel, but if I had stopped, you would have crumbled. I knew it hurt and was hot and disagreeable in the oven, but if I hadn't put you there, you would have cracked.
I know the fumes were bad when I brushed and painted you all over, but if I hadn't done that, you never would have hardened; you would not have had any color in your life. And if I hadn't put you back in that second oven,you wouldn't survive for very long because the hardness would not have held. Now you are a finished product. You are what I had in mind when I first began with you.
MORAL:
God knows what He's doing (for all of us). He is the Potter, and we are His clay. He will mold us and make us, so that we may be made into a flawless piece of work to fulfill His good, pleasing, and perfect will.
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not tempt you beyond what you can bear; but with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.
(Author Unknown)

With Pr Chadwick Samuel

Jun 5, 2010

WORD FOR THE WEEK

 WORD FOR THE WEEK
 6 June 2010,
 Christian Fellowship Church, Bangalore, India,
 http://www.cfcindia.com, ------------------------------------------------------------,
 A Wise Man Learns From the Mistakes of Others, 
 Zac Poonen,
 Isaac was not a wise person like his father Abraham was. Isaac's home, was filled with partiality. Isaac was on Esau's side and Rebekah was, on Jacob's side. Such an attitude is the best way to split a home., Esau and Jacob became lifelong enemies because of the partiality of, their parents. One parent favoured one son and the other parent, favoured the other. So the two boys became jealous of each other., And no doubt this separated Isaac and Rebekah too., What a beautiful marriage theirs was when they had started out as a, couple chosen by God for each other and deeply in love with each, other! But their partiality towards their children ruined their, marriage thoroughly. The saddest part is that the reason for this, partiality, in Isaac's case, was his love of good food: He liked the, deer-meat that Esau would bring home regularly. Jacob was not a good, hunter and so Isaac did not care for him. Isaac's blessing of Jacob, (that caused so many problems) also came about through his love for, deer-meat. A glutton like Isaac certainly doesn't come forth as a good, father at home, like Abraham was. Godly fathers can at times have sons, who act quite foolishly., We read in Genesis 26:7 of another of Isaac's foolish acts – but here, he followed in his father's lying footsteps. When Isaac was in Gerar, the men there asked him about his pretty wife Rebekah. He told them, that Rebekah was his sister. That was the lie that his father Abraham, had said concerning his mother Sarah, on two occasions (Gen.12 and 20)., But Isaac had not learnt from his father's mistakes. We don't have to, make the same mistakes that our parents have made before us. A wise man, will learn from the mistakes of others so that he does not repeat them., In Genesis 26:34,35, we read: "When Esau was 40 years old, he married, Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of, Elon the Hittite; and they brought grief to Isaac and Rebekah." We see, here that Isaac was not as careful as Abraham was, to find a partner, for his son. He allowed Esau to marry whomever he liked. He had spoilt, Esau by his favouritism and partiality. Isaac was more interested in, the food Esau brought him than in the wife whom Esau chose. These are, some of the warnings in Scripture, for us today., Toward the end of his life, Isaac's eyesight began to fail. There is, nothing serious about that. As we grow older our eyes will naturally, become weaker. But the sad thing was that Isaac's spiritual vision, also was dim and clouded. As we grow older, our outer man may decay., But our inner man should become stronger and our spiritual vision must, be sharp. But Isaac's was not. He knew what God had said when his two, children were in Rebekah's womb : "The older will serve the younger.", But he still decides to go against God's word and to give his blessing, to the older brother. Can you see his folly there? He tells Esau in, Genesis 27:2 "I am going to die soon. Go and get your bow and your, quiver and get some venison for me." This old man with one foot in the, grave is still thinking of food!! No wonder he lost his spiritual vision., Paul said in 1 Cor.9:27, "If I don't subdue my body, I will preach to, others and still be disqualified myself." This is the reason why the, word of God encourages us to fast from food now and then - so that we, can keep our gluttonous desires and our sexual passions under control, so that we worship God and not our stomachs. It was love of food that, made Isaac spiritually blind. And it is love of good food that has, made many preachers spiritually blind too., Isaac was saying as it were, "Esau, go and bring me this venison. If, it is tasty I will give you  God's blessings. I know God told me many, years ago that your younger brother is to receive the birthright. But, I don't care about what God said those many years ago. You have been a, good son to me and have always brought me good venison to eat. So I am, sure God will understand if I give you the blessing instead of giving, it to your brother who never brought me a good meal in his life"!! Think, of the depth of Isaac's stupidity here. But God ensured that Isaac's plan failed., But to Isaac's credit, it must also be said that he had some of the, good qualities of his father, when it came to dealing with people, outside his family. We read of a time (in Genesis 26:18) when Isaac, re-opened the wells that his father had dug earlier and that the, Philistines had closed up out of jealousy. Those wells belonged to, Abraham, because he had dug them. And so they now belonged to Isaac., But the herdsmen of  Gerar quarrelled with Isaac's servants and said, "The water is ours!" So Isaac's servants went and asked Isaac, and, Isaac said, "Give it to them.". Just like Abraham gave Lot the land, Lot wanted, Isaac also follows in his father's footsteps here. Then, Isaac dug another well (v.21) and the Gerarites quarrelled over that, one too. And a second time, Isaac said, "Give that also to them." He, moved away from there and dug another well. The Gerarites were ashamed, by now and did not fight for this well. And so Isaac named it, 'Rehoboth', saying, "At last the Lord has made room for us, and we, shall be fruitful in the land." Think about that phrase "Rehoboth, the, Lord has made room for us." Isaac did not make room for himself by, pushing people out. No. He gave up his rights and the Lord made room, for him and he became fruitful.