Love At First Sight

The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence. Genesis 24:7

The time has come for Isaac to find a wife. Sarah has passed away (Genesis 23) and Abraham is now nearing the end of his life. Isaac will be the future seed that will fulfill Gods promise of making them a great nation (Israel) But Abraham wants to first find Isaac a wife before he passes away

But Abraham doesn’t just want any wife for his son, he wants a wife that was chosen by God. Currently Abraham and his family was living among the Canaanites who were wicked people. Abraham didn’t want Isaac to take one of them for his wife, so he sent his servant back to his homeland to find a suitable wife

And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. Genesis 24:12

Notice before the servant pursued finding someone for Isaac, he prayed to God to help him. He wasn’t trying to fix the issue on his own he was asking God for wisdom and guidance, we should always do the same!

And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. Genesis 24:15-16

Even before the servant finished his prayer, Rebekah showed up at the well. The Bible says she was very beautiful and she showed great kindness and hospitality to the strangers. God answered the servants prayer

And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself. And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death. Genesis 24:64-67

Isaac and Rebekah it was love at first sight. They got married and Rebekah comforted Isaac upon his mothers death which he took very hard. This is the continuation of Gods great promise of the blessed seed that would become the great nation of Israel which would lead to the Messiah

 

 

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