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 (v. 1). But, 2. God visits him with direction and comfort (v. 2–5). 3. He foolishly denies his wife, being in distress and is reproved for it by Abimelech (v. 6–11). II. Isaac in prosperity, by the blessing of God upon him (v. 12–14). And, 1. The Philistines were envious at him (v. 14–17). 2. He continued industrious in his business (v. 18–23). 3. God appeared to him, and encouraged him, and he devoutly acknowledged God (v. 24, 25). 4. The Philistines, at length, made court to him, and made a covenant with him (v. 26–33). 5. The disagreeable marriage of his son Esau was an alloy to the comfort of his prosperity (v. 34, 35).
we may go any where with comfort when God’s blessing goes with us, so we may stay any where contentedly if that blessing rest upon us.