In Genesis 26 Isaac follows in his father’s deceptive footsteps. Though the sins of the fathers visit the children’s children and though the heart is deceitful, the word of the Lord breaks in with life and blessing. He bring water where there was a desert. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Therefore, we ask for the Lord’s help, for his blessing, and for his guidance. We confess that though sin blinded us Christ has given us a new taste for heaven’s joys. Though there are valleys to travel and deserts to traverse, Jesus Christ, with the water of the word, quenches our thirst and wins his bride. These are several of the themes that we will sing this week (Oct.17).