G E N E S I S
In this chapter we have, I. Isaac in adversity, by
reason of a famine in the land, which, 1. Obliges him to change his
quarters, ver. 1. But, 2.
God visits him with direction and comfort, ver. 2-5. 3. He foolishly denies his wife,
being in distress and is reproved for it by Abimelech, ver. 6-11. II. Isaac in prosperity,
by the blessing of God upon him, ver. 12-14. And, 1. The Philistines were
envious at him, ver.
14-17. 2. He continued industrious in his business,
ver. 18-23. 3. God
appeared to him, and encouraged him, and he devoutly acknowledged
God, ver. 24, 25. 4. The
Philistines, at length, made court to him, and made a covenant with
him, ver. 26-33. 5. The
disagreeable marriage of his son Esau was an alloy to the comfort
of his prosperity, ver. 34,