The servant asks a practical question: “Suppose the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land; should I take your son back to the land from where you came? Abraham strongly warns him against doing that and repeats God’s call and promise to give him the land of Canaan.So the servant swears to do what Abraham has said (24:6-9).
You can apply the principles to other areas of guidance.
Moses wrote Genesis to a people who were poised to conquer the land of Canaan which God had promised to Abraham and his descendants.
We could study the chapter as an illustration of God the Father (Abraham) sending the Holy Spirit (the servant) to seek a bride (Rebekah = the church) for His Son (Isaac) who had just been through death and resurrection (chapter 22).
But I’m going to approach the text by gleaning some principles of divine guidance.
” But Abraham saw that it was crucial for his son to marry a woman who would share his commitment to the Lord and His purpose concerning the land.
Seeking first God’s kingdom is the primary factor in finding the right marriage partner.
If they would obey God and commit themselves to His purpose, He would faithfully guide them and provide for them, just as He providentially led Abraham’s servant to Rebekah as a wife for Isaac.
If you’re single, it’s crucial to seek God’s guidance and to obey Him in choosing a mate, because except for trusting Christ as Savior, whom you marry is the most important decision you’ll make in life.
A flight attendant spent a week’s vacation in the Rockies.