Sunday 30 June, 2019

Genesis 24:62-67

62 Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Roi, for he was living in the Negev. 63 He went out to the field one evening to meditate, and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching. 64 Rebekah also looked up and saw Isaac. She got down from her camel 65 and asked the servant, “Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?” “He is my master,” the servant answered. So she took her veil and covered herself. 66 Then the servant told Isaac all he had done. 67 Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

This is the result of both Abraham’s obedience to and hope in the promises of God.

God’s promise was not only to Abraham but to his descendants. At this time Abraham only had one descendant – Isaac. After Sarah died, there would be no other heirs to the promise.

If Rebekah had not agreed to leave her family, then Abraham’s servant was released from his task.

The result was not only did God maintain his promise but Isaac was comforted by Rebekah.

Whatever God has promised will bring comfort when there might seem to be none. Our part is to not give up on what God has spoken over us. Even when it looks like it won’t happen or that there is no comfort from our troubles or sorrows, hope in God.

Trust him, his plans are not only for you, but also for the people that he “causes to work for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” – Rom 8:28.

Father, I thank you for always keeping your promises to me. Thank you for the comfort those promises can bring. I will again trust you in all things.

Written by Andrew Martin

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