Sunday, April 14, 2013

April 14 - Genesis 24:32-67

Today's reading in our daily plan is Genesis 24:32-67. Take a moment to pray, asking God to speak to you from this passage. Then read, using the following notes and questions to help you get everything out of the passage.

SAY WHAT? (What is the passage saying?)
  • In The first half of this section Abraham’s servant retells the account of what happened to Rebekah’s father.
  • Rebekah’s family wanted to have her stay with them for awhile before she left.
  • Then we read about Isaac and Rebekah meeting for the first time and being happily married.
SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • At first glance, the retelling of the story may not seem important, but it shows how honest the servant was to be up front with Rebekah’s father. It also shows the servant’s dedication to Abraham that he was focused on his promise to find a suitable wife for Isaac.
  • This was either common practice or maybe a way of getting a bigger dowery for their daughter. However, Rebekah was ready to go. Makes you wonder if she was just eager to get married or eager to leave her family.
NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)
  • The thing to take away from this passage is to keep your promises. When we make a commitment we should do everything in our power to honor that commitment. What promises have you made that you’ve broken? What promises have you made recently that you need to carry through on?