Choosing Rebekah

 

Abraham is about to die and wants to make sure his son, Isaac, heir to the promise, is taken care of. He makes his servant swear that he won’t take Isaac back to Abraham’s native land. He believes the promise that the land they are just traveling through will belong to his descendants.

Abraham also wants to make sure Isaac has a wife. He makes his servant promise to get him a wife from his relatives, not from among the foreigners. Abraham says an angel will go before him to make him successful.

Abraham understands that God is with him and has been supernaturally taking care of him. How often do you stop and think about the angels going before you to prepare your success?

The servant stops to pray and before he can finish the request, he sees Rebekah coming. She had to have been on her way at just the right time before the servant even started praying. God knew he would pray. He knew where and when he would pray. He ensured his success. The servant couldn’t fail at his task. He was on a mission from God. An angel went before him and made the arrangements. He couldn’t fail. Did you know you have a formula for success? What if you knew you couldn’t fail?

2 Peter 1:5-10 says in part, “For this very reason, you must make every effort to supplement your faith with moral character, your moral character with knowledge, your knowledge with self-control, your self-control with endurance, your endurance with godliness, your godliness with brotherly kindness, and your brotherly kindness with love. For if you possess these qualities, and if they continue to increase among you, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in attaining a full knowledge of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah….for if you keep on doing this you will never fail.”

Seek, work to know Him fully through learning, godly living, diligence, self-control, kindness, and love. Your promise? You will never fail.