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The verb “to walk” (Hb. 1. It begins with the command of the Father, proceeds with the cooperation of the Spirit, and ends with the communion with the Son. She has been kept within the family bosom, cared for, protected and guarded, and now she is asked to go with a man whom she has just met a day or two before, to meet another man who is an utter stranger to her. Finally, in the last scene, we see the communion with the son. 47 "I asked her, 'Whose daughter are you?' And he said, "O Lord, God of my master Abraham, grant me success today, I pray thee, and show steadfast love to my master Abraham. Abraham is a type of God the Father. In his simple prayer he asks God to make the way clear, to indicate the one to whom God would have him speak. Exp. He bathes the whole matter again in prayer and thanksgiving and waits for a suitable time to talk. The thing is Abraham commanded he find the woman from his hometown of Ur or Mesopotamia and to be sure his son does not marry a woman of Canaan. So many men and women have heard the command of God, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation," (Mark 16:15 RSV). Our Price: $11.99 Save: $6.00 (33%) Buy Now. He has had the sign confirmed. ', "I came today to the spring, and said, 'O Lord, the God of my master Abraham, if now thou wilt prosper the way which I go, behold, I am standing by the spring of water; let the young woman who comes out to draw, to whom I shall say, "Pray give me a little water from your jar to drink," and who will say 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. It reveals to us the inadequacy of man without God. The Lord said, "I've called twelve men to follow me and I have taught them and lived with them for 3-1/2 years. At the end of that account, there is a brief genealogy that includes the name of Rebekah (Genesis 22:20-24). Facebook; Twitter; Instagram ; Youtube; Good News for Today. The father’s servant gives more gifts. It records the conversation between Abraham and the servant, the servant and Rebekah, and Laban and the servant with Rebekah. The servant makes the journey pleading to God to lead him directly to the woman of choice for Abraham’s son. We are almost at the close of our study in the life of Abraham as we look in Chapter 24 of Genesis. By this I shall know that thou hast shown steadfast love to my master." We are called by the Father, commanded to go and take a wife for his son. You can trust God to be faithful to His promise. So the physicians embalmed Israel. After the confirmation comes the third stage, the preparation: When the camels had done drinking, the man took a gold ring weighing a half shekel, and two bracelets for her arms weighing ten gold shekels, and said, "Tell me whose daughter you are. Genesis 24 This chapter tells a romance in Old Testament setting. 24:59 – “their sister” and not “his daughter”) foreshadows the later events with Jacob and Laban’s daughters. Maybe there is no one; maybe the Lord wants me to spend my time reading or studying. But he doesn't immediately open up the Scriptures to Romans 3:23 and begin to blast her with her status as a sinner. This is a wonderful concept to remember when witnessing. He was met by the angels as he came into the throne room of God, and one of them said to him, "Lord, what are your plans now to propagate the work that you have begun down there? 57 Then they said, "Let's call the girl and ask her about it." 24:16 – The attributes of Rebekah as beautiful and a virgin as well as hard working stand   out in the text. These stories become luminous in their illustration of New Testament events and truths. When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, "I will draw for your camels also, until they have done drinking." If you read this chapter through carefully, you will find that the central character is not the bride, Rebekah. He begins with the glories of Abraham, telling about all his wealth flocks, herds, silver and gold, servants, camels and asses. Isaac - God the Son, the servant - the Holy Spirit & Rebekah - Church. Genesis 29:1-30 "A Deceiver Deceived" Introduction I want to talk about equivalence this morning. These Old Testament stories are somewhat like dreams. (Genesis 24:34-53 RSV). It is a romance of human love, showing how "the two get each other" and also a spiritual romance, in which a faithful servant trusts the Lord and experiences His guidance into the minutest detail. This is a delightful scene at the end where heart meets heart: Now Isaac had come from Beer-lahai-roi, and was dwelling in the Negeb. And in those which are of peculiar importance, as the proper choice of a partner in marriage certainly is, we should use every prudent means to know God’s will, especially the means used by Abraham’s servant, fervent prayer, and observing the openings of providence. Genesis 24 fits into the book of Genesis as a whole considering central questions such as … Continue reading "Commentary on Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67" Specifically, though, we are told that it was to learn whether the Lord had prospered his journey or not. Still another view is that the Bethuel mentioned in Genesis 24:50 was a younger brother of Laban, the father Bethuel being indeed dead. So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well to draw, and she drew for all his camels. He was a surgeon who had perfected an operation no one else had done, and he had been demonstrating it to the New York doctors. And they called Rebekah, and said to her, "Will you go with this man?" ", 55 But her brother and her mother replied, "Let the girl remain with us ten days or so; then you may go. How am I going to do that?". This passage reminds us that God values the family and we should, too. The spotlight of the story really follows Abraham's servant. But he said to them, "Do not delay me, since the Lord has prospered my way; let me go that I may go to my master." This view seems the most plausible. 33 Then food was set before him, but he said, "I will not eat until I have told you what I have to say." So she took her veil and covered herself. But remember, the Spirit of God chooses to do his work largely through men and women, through the believers, through the church, through those of us who are his. No wonder he gazed at her in silence. 3 I want you to swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living, 4 but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac. This passage takes place after the death of Sarah and at a time when Abraham is advancing in age. The Lord will send his “angel” to guide him. Genesis 24:50-67 HERE COMES THE BRIDE Abraham is 140 & Isaac is 40. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, menservants and maidservants, and camels and donkeys. But if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be free from this oath of mine; only you must not take my son back there." “This is the Lord’s doing. In Genesis chapter 24 summary, Abraham commands his chief servant to find his son Isaac a wife. The thing proceedeth from the Lord — He, in his providence, evidently favoured it, and therefore they properly concluded that it was his will; which is the only safe rule of conduct in all cases. It would be so much easier to convince this girl she ought to come live with him if she could just see him. She put her veil over her face so he wouldn't see how she was blushing. It may be the fellow who is to get on at a station down the line, or the one that I will meet in the washroom, or the porter. Perhaps an invitation to dinner is better than just leaning over the back fence and trying to give the gospel in five minutes. The result is that many are laboring in a zeal without knowledge. That is the obvious thing to do. It’s worth the wait. Then Isaac brought her into the tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her. Genesis 50 – The Burial of Jacob; the Death of Joseph A. Jacob is buried in Canaan. They become a picture of the work of God himself. Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master’s son, as the LORD has directed.” Read verse in New International Version 24:1-9 – Abraham’s commissioning of his servant to find a wife for Isaac, 24:15-27 – The servant’s initial encounter with Rebekah, 24:28-60 – The servant’s negotiations with Laban for Rebekah, 24:61-67 – Isaac meets Rebekah and takes her as his wife. ", 5 The servant asked him, "What if the woman is unwilling to come back with me to this land? The fact that Laban seems to take a significant role in the exchange (Cf. Introduction: A. “laqach”) occurs 14 times in the passage with reference to the one whom the servant should “take” or “not take” as a wife for Isaac. "I'm an eye surgeon." 8 If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath of mine. (1-3) Jacob is embalmed and mourned. Sometimes we invent these signs in our own mind and use them as an excuse for not doing any witnessing. Genesis 24:31. It is perhaps juxtaposed with the word “to run” (Hb. This sermon on Genesis 24 covers the story of finding a bride for Isaac. Biblical Commentary Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 EXEGESIS: GENESIS 23-24. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death. The time comes in our dealing with them when we must stop talking about our own personal testimony. "Then tell us," Laban said. 24:35-49 – The servant describes his journey in detail for Bethuel, Laban, and Rebekah’s “household (24:29). The fifth and last state is the actual invitation: And he and the men who were with him ate and drank, and they spent the night there. She added, "We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in." Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Genesis 50. The initiative here begins with Abraham. “suach”) in the field. Genesis Chapter 24 Summary. This brings us to the entertaining and delightful story of Abraham sending his servant to find a wife for his son. We read in the book of Revelation of the wedding supper of the Lamb, and of the Lord coming to claim his bride for himself, (see Revelation 19:7-9). And after that, I must persuade her to come. I don't know. She went down to the spring, and filled her jar, and came up. I turned to say, "Hello," and saw that it was a young Filipino. (Genesis. Then the servant … When they arose in the morning, he said, "Send me back to my master." The Scriptures began to open up for them. Send me on my way so I may go to my master.". I said to my master, 'Perhaps the woman will not follow me.' She said, 'The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him.' THE FATHER WILLING TO SEEK THE BRIDE (a) The Interest of the Father - 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and 2:1-3 The Day of Rest; 2:4-7 The Creation of man; 2:8-17 The Garden of Eden; 2:18 Singleness; 2:21-23 And God created Woman; … We felt the urge to leave friends and family behind, in the sense of shifting their central place in our affections, and to go after this one who called us. Fort Worth, Texas. Here is Abraham standing for God the Father sending his unnamed servant into the far country to take a bride for his son -- to invite her to come, to call, to woo, and to win her -- to bring her back at last to the Father's house where the son is waiting to claim his bride for himself. They have recognized this is a command, but then they go out acting as though it all depends upon them. It climaxes the assault on the will of this girl. (2) Then Abraham said to his servant, the chief servant of his household, the one who had charge over all Abraham’s possessions, I beg you, put your hand under my thigh. 11 He had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water. 63 He went out to the field one evening to meditate, and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching. Genesis 1. "She said, 'The daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom Milcah bore to him.' The answer is that this is not just an ordinary incident: This is divinely planned, and is intended to exemplify a truth. Sermons; Sermon Oct. 12, 2014 Genesis 24 “Remarkable Rebekah” (Part Two in the Genesis Series) Pastor Lou Prontnicki « Sermon: Oct. 5, 2014 “Divine Hope for Dysfunctional Families” Genesis 25 … “halaq”) occurs 17 times in the passage. First of all, he prays, revealing his expectation that God is at work. (Genesis. Shall I then take your son back to the country you came from?". God does not send Jesus visibly back to earth in order to win the church. Only do not take my son back there." I bought a newspaper to read as I waited for my flight. 18 "Drink, my lord," she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink. The same phrase describes Isaac (24:63) and Rebekah (24:64) “lifting their eyes” to see the other. Abraham is a type of God the Father. Retail: $17.99. Abraham believed God would provide a wife for Isaac, Abraham was confident that God would direct the journey of the servant, The servant believed that God could provide a specific response to his request. It does seem strange that although it would make the process of courtship so much simpler, he definitely restricts Isaac from going. They are not written just for historic reference. Sermons Series: Genesis 24-50: God's Faithfulness to Broken People. Then I trust that the man who sits down beside me may be that man, or the one in front of me, or the one behind me. He set out for Aram Naharaim and made his way to the town of Nahor. Message transcript and recording © 1968 by Ray Stedman Ministries, owner of sole copyright by assignment from the author. Website © 2021 by Ray Stedman Ministries. The oath (see Jacob hold Joseph to an oath with a similar ritual in Gen. 47:29) is secured by the placing of the servant’s hand on Abraham’s thigh and making a vow. 2 He said to the chief servant in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, "Put your hand under my thigh. It is revolutionary, disturbing, upsetting. Then I remembered the newspaper account I had just read about this young Filipino eye surgeon, and we had wonderful fellowship which led quickly to a discussion of the Word of God. ", When Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself to the earth before the Lord. Genesis 24:50 Laban and Bethuel answered, "This is from the LORD; we have no choice in the matter. The man gazed at her in silence, we read. (Gen 24:50-51) This is from the Lord; we can do nothing to you one way or the other. You deal with him now, just talk directly with him. Subscribe | RSS | Privacy Disclaimer. There are five stages pictured here in what happens when you or I go out to reach someone for Christ: Then the servant took ten of his master's camels and departed, taking all sorts of choice gifts from his master; and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor. He has put the Spirit of God in our hearts so that we might be used in this wonderful work of winning brides for his son. As he watched her he knew that this was the one, because she did what he had asked the Lord as a sign that she should do. He is the central character. [There was a reluctance here to let her go.] 24:7 – Abraham is confident that the Lord will direct the servant to the woman whom the Lord has for Isaac. Because this is the inheritance of the son. Verses 10-28. His job was to win her heart and bring her out of the far country to the son, and that is our job, also. We can see ourselves simply here, but this does not exhaust the application of this story, nor does it really disclose the major emphasis. Abraham said to him, "See to it that you do not take my son back there. So I said, "What kind of a doctor are you?" (She knew it all the time.) I don't know who God is working with, but I know that he will direct me through ways of which I am hardly conscious. Now Abraham was old, well advanced in age; and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. We have nothing to say about it” (Genesis 24:50). After two harrowing stories — the near-deaths of both Ishmael and Isaac — today we have a love story, a love story that has been foreshadowed already in the account of the sacrifice of Isaac. My master made me swear, saying, 'You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell; but you shall go to my father's house and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son.' If we are expecting God to show us someone to talk with, he will indicate to us whom he has prepared. As for me, the Lord has led me in the way to the house of my master's kinsmen." I have prepared the house and a place for the camels.". I've got to find this girl, and how in the world am I going to find the right one? 1:5; Judg. And Sarah my master's wife bore a son to my master when she was old; and to him he has given all that he has. ", Then Laban and Bethuel answered, "The thing comes from the Lord; we cannot speak to you bad or good. 1. Subject to permissions policy, all rights reserved. God has said, "Take a wife for my son." They all display God's sovereignty over people and events and places. It also explains the reference to him “lifting up his eyes to see her.”. If this is what he came to do, we will find him doing it in our lives if we give him the opportunity. She said, "Hello." Deron J. Biles | April 9, 2018. This is a picture, we have already recognized, of the Holy Spirit's work. What if they don't do this job?" But I don't know. Do you see now that the story of Abraham's servant is your story as well? 34 So he said, "I am Abraham's servant. I know how you feel. 24:2 – Abraham calls his “eldest” (likely most trusted) servant and commissions him with the task of securing a wife for Isaac. I praised the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me on the right road to get the granddaughter of my master's brother for his son. When I get aboard a plane or train or go someplace where I may be in contact with someone who doesn't know the Lord, I ask God to indicate who is the one he wants me to talk with. Now here is the confirmation. There is moral equivalence. It is not an easy choice that she is asked to make. Please tell me, is there room in your father's house for us to spend the night? It was early in the morning and the airport was almost deserted. They said, "We will call the maiden, and ask her." He will not send his Son back until the appointed time. 24:14 – The servant’s specific request to reveal the Lord’s will was honored by the Lord. But the book of Genesis is one with a tremendous message which can be declared in one statement. Genesis 24:50-67 HERE COMES THE BRIDE Abraham is 140 & Isaac is 40. You may not have heard of the term before but it shows up in many different areas. We need to recognize that the invitation we give to men and women to become Christians is not an easy choice. We need families who trust God to provide. 41 Then, when you go to my clan, you will be released from my oath even if they refuse to give her to you—you will be released from my oath. ***** Sermon on Genesis 29:1-30 ***** By: Rev. 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