The Marriage

“And Rebekah lifted her eyes and saw Isaac; she fell from her camel and said to the servant, ‘Who is this man walking in the field to summon us?’ And the servant said, ‘He is my lord.’ Thus she took her veil and covered herself. So the servant recounted to Isaac all of the things… Read More

Walking at Sunset

“And it came to pass that Isaac had returned from going to Beer-Lachay-Roiy — he had been dwelling in the land of Negeb. So Isaac went out to walk contemplatively in the field toward the turn of sunset. And he lifted up his eyes and looked — Behold! — camels were coming!” (Genesis 24:62-63)  … Read More

The Seed and the God of the Millennia

“And they blessed Rebekah, and said to her, ‘Our sister, you shall become like countless thousands and may your seed inhabit the gates of those who hate him.’” (Genesis 24:60)   “I will surely bless you and your seed will surely be great as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is… Read More

The Love of Money…

“And the servant brought out items of silver and items of gold, also garments and gave them to Rebekah. Precious gifts he also gave to her brother and to her mother.” (Genesis 24:53)   For some reason, the ESV, the NIV, and the KJV translations have chosen to render the word yIlÚVk (keliy) as “jewels”… Read More

A Public Witness

“And so, when the servant of Abraham heard their words he bowed down in worship to Yahweh.” (Genesis 24:52)   Take notice at how many times this servant praises or worships God for his provision and for his grace. That is a fabulous thing, but is it not convicting to us? How often we neglect… Read More

Will You Surrender All?

“And Laban and Bethuel answered saying, ‘This matter has come from Yahweh; we are not able to speak evil or good to you. Behold Rebekah is in your presence; take up and go, let her be the wife of your lord’s son just as Yahweh has spoken.’” (Genesis 24:50-51)   What is curious to me… Read More

WIll You be Faithful to My Lord?

“Now, if it is in you to show steadfast love and truth to my lord, declare it to me; if not, declare it to me so that I may turn to the right or to the left.” (Genesis 24:49)   It is interesting to me how Eliezer couches his request for Rebekah to return with… Read More

Praise God, not Man

“Then I asked her saying, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ And she said, ‘I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Nahor whom Milkah bore to him.’ So I put the ring on her nose and the bracelets on her hands and I bowed and worshipped Yahweh. I repeatedly blessed Yahweh the God of my… Read More

Tell Me the Story of Jesus…Again and Again!

“Even before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her jar on her neck! She went down to the spring and began to draw water. So I said to her, ‘Please provide for me a drink.’ She quickly let down her jar and said, ‘Drink and I will also provide… Read More

Rehearsing the Commands of God

“And I said to my lord, ‘What if the woman will not follow after me?’ And he said to me, ‘Yahweh, before whose presence I have been made to walk, shall send his angel with you and he will cause your way to succeed and you shall take a wife for my son from my… Read More

Fidelity to God’s Word

“And my lord made me swear, saying ‘You must not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites in whose land I dwell. Instead, to the house of my father you should go and to my family. From them take a wife for my son.” (Genesis 24:38)   We have already… Read More

A Man Under Authority

“And he said, ‘I am a servant of Abraham.’” (Genesis 24:34) “‘And I am also a man under authority having soldiers under myself. I say to this one, “Go,” and he goes and to another one, “Come,” and he comes. And to my servant, “Do this,” and he does it.’ And Jesus hearing this marveled… Read More

Christian Hospitality

“He said, ‘Come in, blessed of Yahweh. To what end do you stand outside? I have tidied up the house and a place for the camels.’ And the man went into the house and unharnessed the camels. He gave straw and fodder to the camels and water to wash his feet and the feet of… Read More

Laban or Abraham; Managers or Leaders?

“And Rebekah had a brother and his name was Laban. Laban ran to the man which was standing by the spring. Thus it was when he saw the nose-ring and the bracelets over the hands of his sister and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister saying, “This is what the man said… Read More

First Cousins, Once Removed…

“She said to him, ‘I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milkah, whom she begat to Nachor.’ And she said to him, ‘We also have a great deal of straw and fodder with us and a place to lodge.’” (Genesis 24:24-25)   As it was hinted at in Genesis 22:20-23, Nahor, Abraham’s brother,… Read More

Nose-Rings and Bracelets

“And it came to pass as the camels completed drinking, the man took an nose-ring of gold, its weight being half-a-shekel, and two bracelets for her hands, their weight being ten gold shekels, and he said, ‘Whose daughter are you, please tell me. Also, in your father’s house is there a place for us to… Read More

Trembling at the Fulfillment of Prayer

“When she had finished giving him water, she said, ‘I will also water your camels until they have finished drinking.’ And she hurried and emptied her pitcher into the watering channel and ran again to the well to draw more — she drew enough for all of his camels. And the man stared at her.… Read More

Beauty Redefined…Or Defined

“The girl had a very good appearance — a virgin which no man had known. She went down to the spring and filled up her pitcher and came back up.” (Genesis 24:16)   When we read this passage, it might be our first assumption to suggest that Eliezer was attracted to Rebekah because of her… Read More

Swearing

“So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his lord and he swore to him on these matters.” (Genesis 24:9)   Isn’t it interesting how there seems to be such a different emphasis in the Old and the New Testaments when it comes to swearing an oath. Here we find Abraham requesting… Read More

“What if’s”

“‘Yet, if this woman does not want to come with you, then you will be blameless according to this oath. Only my son must not return there.’” (Genesis 24:8)   One might be tempted to suppose that even Abraham has a little doubt in his mind by making this statement, yet the statement that he… Read More