Rebekah’s First Date
Posted: Monday, January 11
Verse of the day:
Our sister, may you become the mother of many millions! May your descendants be strong and conquer the cities of their enemies. (Genesis 24:60)
Let’s tell the story backwards. Rebekah was a matriarch to the nation of Israel. Her son Jacob became the father of the twelve tribes. The prayer in Genesis chapter 24 was a prophecy given to Rebekah before she’d even met her husband Isaac. “May your descendants be strong and conquer the cities of their enemies.”
So . . . let’s talk about Rebekah’s first date . . . well . . . this is where it gets a little messy. Abraham sent his servant to find a wife for his son, Isaac. The servant arrives and meets Rebekah. Rebekah extends hospitality, and her hospitality leads to introduction, revelation, a proposal, commitment, and then . . . yes, the next day she leaves her homeland to marry Isaac. Keep in mind. She’s NEVER met Isaac. The bravery of the four words “Yes, I will go” could not be understated.