In the days of Genesis 26, digging a well signified ownership of the land. The well provided water. The water represents for us: The Word of God, Salvation (eternal life) and the Holy Spirit.
Hearing about Isaac re-opening the wells that his father, Abraham, dug got me thinking about:
1) Are there any wells in my life that needs re-opening?
2) Was there any well that I’ve moved on from but should not have?
3) Do I need to dig new wells?
Having a well that works where the water is flowing signifies that the Holy Spirit and the Word of God is alive and working in our life. Does water flow smoothly through your well?
Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died, and he gave them the same names his father had given them. – Genesis 26:18 (NIV)