Week 2  Day 7

Faith is an attitude
      an outlook
      a decision
      a matter of the will
Faith is knowing God is good
      and will do what is right.

 
Abraham and Sarah were sojourners living in a childless tent
      when God promised to give
      to their descendants
      the land on which they camped
Today, three great religions claim Abraham as the father of their faith.

 
Our story moves on to the next generation of characters
      the heir to God's promise
      the praying servant
      and the hospitable young woman
            who left her father
            and her native land
            to marry a stranger
            named Isaac.

 

                                 A WIFE FOR ISAAC 
           Go back to the relatives and select carefully.
                                        Genesis 24

    2Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house, who ruled
over all that he had, "Please swear by the God of heaven and
earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters
of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell; 4but you shall go to
my country and to my family, and take a wife for Isaac."
    10Then the servant took ten of his master's camels and went
to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.  11He made his camels
kneel down outside the city by a well of water at evening time,
the time when women go out to draw water.  12He prayed,
"Lord God of my master Abraham, please give me success,
and show kindness to my master.  13Here I stand by the well
of water, and the daughters of the city are coming out to draw
water.  14Let it be that the young woman to whom I say,
'Please let down your pitcher that I may drink,' and she says,
'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink'--let her be the
one You have appointed for Your servant Isaac."
    15Before he had finished speaking, Rebekah, who was born
to Bethuel, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, came out with
her pitcher on her shoulder.  Now the young woman was very
beautiful.  She went down to the well, filled her pitcher, and came
up.  17The servant ran to meet her and said, "Please let me drink
a little water from your pitcher."  18So she said, "Drink, my lord."  
19When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, "I will
draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking." 
    29Rebekah had a brother named Laban, who ran out to meet
the man by the well.  31And he said, "Come in, O blessed of the
Lord!  For I have prepared the house, and a place for the camels." 
    33Food was set before him, but he said, "I will not eat until
I have told about my errand.  
 34 I am Abraham's servant. . . . 
49Now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me."
 
   
50Then Laban and Bethuel answered, "The thing comes from
the Lord.  51Here is Rebekah; let her be your master's son's wife. "
    54When they arose in the morning, 58they called Rebekah
and said to her, "Will you go with this man?"  She said, "I will go." 
61So the servant took Rebekah and departed.
    63 Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening; he
lifted his eyes, and there, the camels were coming. 64Rebekah
saw Isaac and dismounted from her camel; 65she took a veil
and covered herself.  67Isaac brought her into his mother
Sarah's tent; she became his wife, and he loved her.
             This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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