Bible Study Lessons — Genesis 24:28-67
In this study lesson from the Old Testament, after Abraham’s servant finds Rebekah for Isaac, the couple has their wedding.This is the beginning of a Bible love story where Isaac and Rebekah marry, the meeting.
The marriage of Isaac and Rebekah is considered a miracle in that God worked His will to make it happen.
Eliezer shares what God has done.
Isaac Marries Rebekah
“So I came today to the spring, and said, ‘O Lord, the God of my master Abraham, if now You will make my journey on which I go successful; behold, I am standing by the spring, and may it be that the maiden who comes out to draw, and to whom I say, “Please let me drink a little water from your jar”; and she will say to me, “You drink, and I will draw for your camels also”; let her be the woman whom the Lord has appointed for my master’s son.’
“Before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder, and went down to the spring and drew, and I said to her, ‘Please let me drink.’
She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder, and said, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels also’; so I drank, and she watered the camels also. – Genesis 24:42-46 NASB
The First Meeting of Rebekah and Isaac
Now Isaac had come from going to Beer-lahai-roi; for he was living in the Negev.
Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening; and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, camels were coming.
Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from the camel.
She said to the servant, “Who is that man walking in the field to meet us?”
And the servant said, “He is my master.” Then she took her veil and covered herself.
The servant told Isaac all the things that he had done.
Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death. – Genesis 24:62-67 NASB
There is a lot to this passage but one main point is the fact that Eliezer (Abraham’s servant) had no qualms about telling openly what God had done in his life.
When telling his story to Laban, he told freely of God’s goodness without hesitation.
Don’t Be Ashamed
Oftentimes we are not open when engaged in conversation. We will do the very opposite of what Eliezer did and neglect to mention God’s part in our story.
We’re afraid that people may take it the wrong way or even chastise us for being “too religious” if we mention God as the source of our success, no matter what the situation.
Let’s try to be more open and share what God has done in our lives. People may not take offense at all. In some cases they may even start contemplating about what God has done in their lives.
[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”160″ identifier=”0781414199″ locale=”US” src=”http://www.makingchristknown.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/51LIBYBeXEL.SL160.jpg” tag=”bobpardphot-20″ width=”107″]A quick footnote; when Rebekah learned that the man in the field was her fiancé, she dismounted from her camel and covered her face with a veil.
According to customs, stepping down from her camel was a gesture of respect and covering her face was to show that she was a bride – the bride of Isaac.
Love in Christ
If you would like to find how to receive the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment and go to John 3:16 for more info.