I love Genesis 24. If you haven’t read it in a while I encourage you to do so. I’m only giving you the highlights from my journal. Abraham did not want Isaac to marry anyone from Canaan.
He sent his trusted servant, through an oath, on a mission to bring Isaac back a wife from Abraham’s family. He told his servant that if the young woman was not willing, then he would be released from the oath.
In Verse 7 Abraham said, “…He will send His angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.” In verse 8 Abraham reiterated that he was in no way to take Isaac back to his family.
This whole story reinforces how God’s way is always preplanned and prepared. All we have to do is to follow His words. In verses 12-14 the servant prayed very specifically. Verse 15 says, “And it happened, before he had finished speaking…”
His prayer unfolded right before his eyes. Rebekah’s immediate actions fulfilled his prayer. Verse 21 says, “And the man, wondering at her, remained silent so as to know whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.”
Our flesh wants to jump ahead, but the Holy Spirit will continue to lead us when we remain still before Him. He knows what has been preplanned and prepared. Trust waits. To the servant, everything seemed right yet he remained silent.
The servant asked if there was a place to lodge in her father’s house. She answered in the affirmative. The servant bowed and worshiped the Lord. In verse 27 he said, “…As for me, being on the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master’s brethren.”
Rebekah’s brother ran out to the man at the well. He invited the servant with these words, “…Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house, and a place for the camels.” When they set food before the servant and his men, he stated his mission. More on this tomorrow.