Genesis 24:61–67 (ESV)
Isaac and Rebekah (Part 10)
62 Now Isaac had returned from Beer-lahai-roi and was dwelling in the Negeb. 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening. And he lifted
up his eyes and saw, and behold, there were camels coming. 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she dismounted from the camel 65 and
said to the servant, “Who is that man, walking in the field to meet us?” The servant said, “It is my master.” So she took her veil and covered herself. 66 And the servant told Isaac
all the things that he had done. 67 Then Isaac brought her into the tent of Sarah his mother and took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
Isaac finally gets to meet Rebekah and there seems to be a romantic attraction when both their eyes meet each other. He takes her to be
his wife. I know this is part 10, but I want to include what the Lutheran Study Bible says about all this. “Abraham sends his servant to find a wife for his son Isaac. Rebekah and her parents consent to the proposal. Though they have not
met, Isaac and Rebekah consent to a marriage that will be filled with God’s blessing and love. Many people today wrongly see romance and emotion as the basis of marriage. Instead, God wants marriage (lifelong faithfulness vowed publicly) to be the basis
for the love of husband and wife. Such love is a picture of Christ’s love for the Church. He sought us from afar and promises His faithfulness to us.
I pray: O Christ, our heavenly Bridegroom, help us to trust the Word spoken by Your servants, the Word that calls us to be joined to You. Amen.
Engelbrecht, E. A. (2009). The Lutheran Study Bible (p. 52). St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.