Friday, January 28, 2011


Gen 24 tells her story.

Isaac is grown and it is time to find a wife for him.
Abraham sent a servant to get Isaac a wife. He didn't want a wife from the people around them because they worshipped false gods.

The servant had to travel about 500 miles.

He took 10 of Abraham's camels, jewelry, etc and left.

He stopped by the well because that is where the women would come in the morning.

:15 before he is done speaking

Wouldn't it be nice if it always happened that way?

Issac and Rebekah marry.

1 Cor 7:32-34

No one knows more what is in your heart then God.

While single, there are many more opportunites for you to serve God. You have only yourself to be concerned with.

God completes you not a man.

Her name probably meant loop or tie.


1. Energetic and hardworking

She watered all of the 10 camels along with the servant. She carried big heavy containers for the water. That took time and effort. Each camel would drink about 25 gallons of water. That is alot of water. Yet she ran to do it.

There is a difference between restless and energetic. Energetic people are calm while restless people are unsettled.

When you are restless, you need to seek the reason why from God.

2. Purity of body and heart

Gen 24:16

God still calls single women to purity of body and heart, whether single and never married, or single again. Just because you made a mistake and didn't stay pure, you can begin again today by asking for forgiveness and living pure from now till you are married.

3.Was generous

Not only did she give him water and his camels, but she offered him a place to stay.

Mt 5:41

We need to go the extra mile. We shouldn't look for the minimum requirement we need to do to get by.

The world is full of minimum requirement people and sadly, christians.

We shouldn't accept the minimum required from our children either. We are training them to be lazy when we do.

4. Was a woman of initiative

Gen 24:19

She didn't wait for him to ask her to water his camels.

initiative means readiness and ability to take action, one's personal responsible decision

This forever changed her life.

You won't wait for someone to ask you to do something you know needs doing if you have initiative. You will just do it.

We don't take control, but we do what we know needs to be done without waiting to be told or asked to do it.

You don't do it for recognition, you do it cause it is the right thing to do.

5. She was obedient.

Gen 24:54-58

She was quick to obey.

Delayed obedience is disobedience.

Don't count for your children to obey. You are teaching them delayed obedience, not only to you but to God.

Blessings follow obedience.

Next time we look at Rebekah married.

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