Genesis 24

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 […]

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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)   […]

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Sight Unseen!

“So Rebekah and her young women got up and they mounted camels and followed after the man. In this way the servant took Rebekah and went on.” (Genesis 24:61)   And thus Laban and the rest of the family are left behind … for the moment at least … and Rebekah travels on with Eliezer […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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