That night the LORD appeared to him and said,
’…Do not be afraid, for I am with you…’
Isaac built an altar there [at Beersheba]
and called on the name of the LORD.
There he pitched his tent…
The building of an altar, a place of worship, was an act of faith.
Isaac pitched his tent in the place where God revealed himself. He knew that his prosperity came from God. Harriet Auber acknowledged this, writing:
And every virtue we possess,
And every victory won,
And every thought of holiness,
Are His alone.
Daily Reading: 1 Samuel 18