Today’s Scripture Reading: Genesis 24
This week’s memory verse:
(20) He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;Romans 4:20
(58) And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go. (59) And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant, and his men. (60) And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them. (61) And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.Genesis 24:58-61
Abraham sends his servant to find Isaac a wife, and the servant doesn’t really know how to identify who that woman should be. It is clear that he wants to choose the right one, and wants God’s choice for Isaac. He asks God to make it clear, and through several answered prayers in verses 12-26 it was made clear that it was Rebekah.
Today I highlighted verses 58-61 to point out the step of faith Rebekah was taking. She saw God’s hand in this circumstance as well, and heard of God’s promise to Abraham and Isaac. When she did, she decided to leave her family. It was good that they saw God’s hand in it, too. They commission her saying “Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions…”. She was going to marry a man she had never met, to be part of a family she never met, in a land where she had never lived. She was going in faith as well, and God would use her to be a part of the promise and blessing.
Rebekah was available, teachable, and open to what God wanted to do in her life. She was willing to step out in faith and follow the Lord’s leading. I want to be like that. When it is obvious that God is wanting to take me in a direction, I should be willing to go.
God, please help me to follow you today. Help me to do that quickly and completely. Amen.