The Lord reminded me of a passage this morning that I hadn’t visited for a long time. It is the journey of Abraham’s servant to find a bride for Isaac. I love the story, and I love this verse. Genesis 24:27 says, “And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken His mercy and His truth toward my master. As for me, being on the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master’s brethren.”
Being on the way, the Lord led me. Abraham’s servant was obeying his master’s request. He had traveled a long way. If you remember the story he was at the well praying. Rebekah walked up to fill her water pot. He asked the Lord to do something specific.
In verses 42-44 he recounted to Laban his prayer. It says, “And this day I came to the well and said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, if You will now prosper the way in which I go, behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass that when the virgin comes out to draw water, and I say to her, Please give me a little water from your pitcher to drink, and she says to me Drink, and I will draw for your camels also–let her be the woman whom the Lord has appointed for my master’s son.”
Verse 45 says, “But before I finished speaking in my heart, there was Rebekah…” Does that remind you of Isaiah 65:24? It says, “It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer…”
Our paths are intentionally orchestrated by the Lord. Let me remind you of another story. One I equally love because it shows distinctly how the Lord wants to direct us. 1 Samuel 9 is young Saul and his servant looking for his father’s donkeys. They went into a town to speak to the seer. Verse 13 says, “As soon as you come into the city, you will surely find him before he goes up to the high place to eat…”
Verse 14 says, “So they went up to the city. as they were coming into the city, there was Samuel, coming out toward them on his way up to the high place.” Two intentional pathways intersected.
Verses 15-17 say, “Now the Lord had told Samuel in his ear the day before Saul came, saying, tomorrow about this time I will send you a man…So when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said to him, There he is, the man of whom I spoke to you…”
Prayer: O Lord. I ask You to direct our steps as specifically as you did for Abraham’s servant, and for Saul and Samuel. Give us a discerning walk. Help us to hear You speaking into our ear. Lead us into paths of Your intentional divine appointments. Help us to be sensitive to Your promptings. Don’t let us miss anything that You want to accomplish, because we are distracted by our flesh. In Jesus precious name. Amen.