In the land of Gerah,the inhabitants couldn’t understand why Isaac was prospering in their land.Instead of asking him what was going on,they fought him until he left the land for them:

“Isaac planted seeds in that land. And he gathered in the same year a hundred times as much as he had planted. The Lord brought good to him.

Isaac became rich and kept getting richer until he became a great man.For he had flocks and many cattle and many people working in his house. The Philistines became jealous of him.

They filled all the wells with dirt that his father’s servants had dug in the days of his father Abraham.

Then Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us. For you are too powerful for us.””-Gen 26:12-16

Instead of asking Isaac a simple question: “What is the secret of your prosperity?” They resulted into bitterness against him.

To be continued…