From Pastor Perry

12/08/2016 gen 24:54-61

Genesis 24:55–61 (ESV)

Isaac and Rebekah (Part 9)

55 Her brother and her mother said, “Let the young woman remain with us a while, at least ten days; after that she may go.” 56 But he said to them, “Do not delay me, since the Lord has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master.” 57 They said, “Let us call the young woman and ask her.” 58 And they called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” She said, “I will go.” 59 So they sent away Rebekah their sister and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant and his men. 60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her,

       “Our sister, may you become

thousands of ten thousands,

       and may your offspring possess

the gate of those who hate him!”

61 Then Rebekah and her young women arose and rode on the camels and followed the man. Thus the servant took Rebekah and went his way.


There comes in everyone’s life a time when you must make a life changing decision.  I have had to make several of these decisions.  My choice for college, a wife, job changes, and to walk away from a career to become a pastor.  Each decision was made with much prayer.  One decision that many will ask about is my decision to follow Christ.  Well… as a Lutheran… we don’t see that as a Christian.  It is hard to see at first, but with much Bible study, you will see that there is no decision.  You don’t see the sinner’s prayer in the Bible.  The sinner’s prayer focuses on “me” deciding, yet Jesus says “You did not choose me, I choose you.”    We also see that we were predestined before the creation of the world.  Think about that… what role do you play when it was already picked out for you.  Now we do make decisions in life, but when it comes to our faith… that comes from God.  In today’s reading… Rebekah makes one of those decisions.


I pray: O Lord, when big decisions must be made, help me to seek your guidance.  Amen.

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10.03 | 12:32

"Depart in Peace" What a blessing when the world is so chaotic! Followers of Christ can find their peace in Him.

09.10 | 11:35

I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

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