May 31 – Genesis 24:10-28
May 31 – Genesis 24:10-28
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Father, these verses remind me that there are so many who don’t know You. Some even “believe in” You, but they don’t KNOW You. So many say they are “Christians” when they have never met Christ. Help me to reach the lost, especially the ones that truly believe they know You. There are so many “good” people out there that need You, and they are so hard to reach because they believe they are okay. I know the enemy loves for them to believe they are okay, but the truth of our sin separating us from God is very real and very much a stumbling block to so many. Help me have the right words when I talk to those the enemy has fooled. Help me know how and when to reach them. Help me be a light to help them see the truth of their own lives and the sacrifice Jesus made.
This gift You have made so readily available to us seems to be too good to be true for some, but You are a God who loves completely and desires that none be lost to the enemy. These verses are so wonderful to show us what a loving God You are. Sometimes we see how loving You are and forget that You are also a God who cannot tolerate sin. Sin of any kind. I know I don’t deserve anything from You. No one does, but I thank You that You have made it possible that we can spend eternity in Your presence. Oh how You love us to have made a way using Your own Son to give us a chance. But You do require us to respond. I am so grateful that I was raised in a home that taught me that, but so many don’t have the advantages I had of such a wonderful spiritual leader in my dad. Help me to be a leader to show the way to Jesus to those good people I encounter.
In Jesus’ name
God answered the servant’s prayer before he could even finish his prayer. Why do you think God answered this prayer so quickly?
This servant refers to God as being the God of his master Abraham. He is very specific because he was from an area of many “gods”. How can someone see the God of all the earth perform these many miracles and answered all these prayers and still see God as the God of his master Abraham, and not see that he is the One true God?
How can you share the God of all heaven and earth with those who don’t believe, today?
10 Then the servant took ten of his master's camels and departed, taking all sorts of choice gifts from his master; and he arose and went to Mesopotamia to the city of Nahor. 11 And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time when women go out to draw water. 12 And he said, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham. 13 Behold, I am standing by the spring of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. 14 Let the young woman to whom I shall say, ‘Please let down your jar that I may drink,’ and who shall say, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels’—let her be the one whom you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I shall know that you have shown steadfast love to my master.”
15 Before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, came out with her water jar on her shoulder. 16 The young woman was very attractive in appearance, a maiden whom no man had known. She went down to the spring and filled her jar and came up. 17 Then the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water to drink from your jar.” 18 She said, “Drink, my lord.” And she quickly let down her jar upon her hand and gave him a drink. 19 When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.” 20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well to draw water, and she drew for all his camels. 21 The man gazed at her in silence to learn whether the Lord had prospered his journey or not.
22 When the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold ring weighing a half shekel, and two bracelets for her arms weighing ten gold shekels, 23 and said, “Please tell me whose daughter you are. Is there room in your father's house for us to spend the night?” 24 She said to him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor.” 25 She added, “We have plenty of both straw and fodder, and room to spend the night.” 26 The man bowed his head and worshiped the Lord 27 and said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the Lord has led me in the way to the house of my master's kinsmen.” 28 Then the young woman ran and told her mother's household about these things.