3 Elements to a Complete Life
Then [Isaac] went up from there to Beersheba. And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham’s sake.” So he built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord, and he pitched his tent there; and there Isaac’s servants dug a well (Genesis 26:23-25, NKJV).
On Sunday morning, June 25th, Pastor D. G. Hargrove taught on the Elements of a Complete Life. He pointed out three things that Isaac did when he came to Beersheba. These three elements are key to having a complete and blessed life.
(1) An Altar. The Lord appeared to Isaac at Beersheba, and Isaac’s first response was to build an altar. The first and most important element of a complete life is a relationship with God. The most valuable things in life come from a relationship with God. Those who place high value on their relationship with God are the most content people. Loving God first and foremost frees us to properly value others and the things that He places in our lives.
(2) A Tent. Isaac built an altar and called on the name of the Lord, and then he set up camp. The home is God’s first institution, and is a place of safety, rest, peace, and growth. Putting God first places a banner of protection over the home, and allows it to be a place where we can be complete. A God-centered family cares for one another, protects one another, and supports one another. Place your tent next to the altar, for there God helps us to be complete.
(3) A Well. Once the altar was built and the tent was set up, Isaac set about the task of digging a well. Water is an essential source of life, and the well would ensure that water was always available. Opening a well requires effort… Keep digging so that the life source will flow. Don’t allow bitterness, envy, or an unforgiving spirit to cap the well. Forgive. Let go. Overcome. You cannot have an abundant life without an abundant source of water. So, dig the well and so that life can flow!