Isaac followed in his father’s footsteps Avraham by bringing revival to a barren land. By digging wells in a barren land Isaac was proclaiming to the world that HaShem will revive us with the living waters of life that are deep inside of us given to us by G-d.
This is the message of hope by bringing life to dead things through the Divine waters from HaShem. The living waters of life through service to G-d.
This means I must dig away the dirt in my life. Get rid of all the things that not of HaShem. Repent, and then turn back to my first love so the living waters of life can revive me. Yet this a very painful however in the end I will be brought back to life and have freedom like I never had before.
The only way this can happen is when I get my mind, heart and soul right with G-d. Yeshua the Jewish Messiah showed us how to place the Torah in hearts. By living a life of Torah I am set free and I am no longer in charge of my life. Yeshua is the L-rd of my life.
My teacher Pastor Steve Gray calls this dying self. I no longer worship at the altar of self. I worship the one true G-d. The G-d of my father’s Avraham, Yitz’chak, and Ya’akov. Yeshua is the L-rd of my life. I am a slave to Yeshua the Jewish Messiah.
“The king of Philistia, fearful of Isaac’s growing economic influence, asked him to leave. Isaac settled nearby, and then began his life project: digging wells to provide sources of water for new towns and villages.
Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and found a well of fresh spring water there. Genesis 26:19
Although digging wells certainly served to further the advance of civilization wherever they were dug, they more importantly exemplified Isaac’s message to the world. As opposed to filling a pit with water brought from elsewhere, digging a well reveals an already-existing source of water concealed beneath layers of earth. Thus, whereas Abraham’s message to the world was: “Let me revive you with the refreshing water of Divine consciousness,” Isaac’s message was: “Now that you have been revived, look for your inner source of water. Dig away all the dirt encumbering your life, and you will reveal within yourself a wellspring of Divine awareness. This awareness will quench your spiritual thirst throughout your whole life.”
Isaac’s well-digging teaches us that our flashes of insight or inspiration must be followed up with self-improvement and self-refinement in order for them to make lasting changes.1Torah Or 17c; Likutei Sichot, vol. 1, pp. 27–29, vol. 5, pp. 71–72, vol. 15, pp. 194–195, vol. 25, pp. 123–130.