From Pastor Perry

12/04/2016 Gen 24:29-34

Genesis 24:29–34 (ESV)

Isaac and Rebekah (Part 5)

29 Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban. Laban ran out toward the man, to the spring. 30 As soon as he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister’s arms, and heard the words of Rebekah his sister, “Thus the man spoke to me,” he went to the man. And behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring. 31 He said, “Come in, O blessed of the Lord. Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house and a place for the camels.” 32 So the man came to the house and unharnessed the camels, and gave straw and fodder to the camels, and there was water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him. 33 Then food was set before him to eat. But he said, “I will not eat until I have said what I have to say.” He said, “Speak on.”

34 So he said, “I am Abraham’s servant.

 

I must admit that when I read this section that we have been going over the past 4 days, I get an eerie Twilight feeling.  You just met these people and it just seem eerily strange.  It just doesn’t seem right, maybe like Orson Wells Time Machine or maybe the Stepford Wives.  I would be on major caution alert, when they seem like they are prepared for you and have food waiting for you and fodder for the camels.  I guess it is my sinful mind and lack of trust versus God’s way working out as He plans.  But the servant keeps trusting God to guide them and giving credit to God.  It would be cool, but it would still freak me out.  When God is involved, you see this happening all through the Old Testament and the New Testament.  It is easier for us to believe by reading about it through hindsight, but to be living all this out in real time… well, it would be mind blowing!

 

 

I pray: O Lord, I see you Divine hand guiding your servants and providing for their needs.  I see you do this in my own life too.   Help me to trust your ways and to not doubt when I don’t understand your ways or just don’t see it coming.  Guide me to your Kingdom and forgive me when I doubt.  Amen.

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