Run for your life to Haran, to my brother Laban. Servanthood. The man watched, silent. They dug another well and there was a difference over that one also, so he named it Sitnah (Accusation). two peoples butting heads while still in your body. Isaac was sixty years old when they were born. Then God shut the door behind him. Does God Intend Evil for Our Good? In Genesis 24 we read the wonderful incident about how Abraham sent his servant Eliezer to find a wife for his son Isaac. SPUNKY WOMAN. So Isaac found comfort after his mother’s death. 24-26 When her time to give birth came, sure enough, there were twins in her womb. 27-28 The boys grew up. He said, “She’s my sister.” He was afraid to say “She’s my wife.” He was thinking, “These men might kill me to get Rebekah, she’s so beautiful.”, 8-9 One day, after they had been there quite a long time, Abimelech, king of the Philistines, looked out his window and saw Isaac fondling his wife Rebekah. And he renamed them, using the original names his father had given them. 4 Midian had Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah—all from the line of Keturah. Genesis 24:67 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Genesis 24:67, NIV: "Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah.So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death." When her time to give birth came, sure enough, there were twins in her womb. "The trust that Abraham displayed in Gen 22 is carried through in this chapter in that God will lead (Heb: nahah) the servant to find the right wife for Isaac (vv.27 & 48)." Come now; sit up and eat of my game so you can give me your personal blessing.”, 20 Isaac said, “So soon? And I blessed him—he’s blessed for good!”, 34 Esau, hearing his father’s words, sobbed violently and most bitterly, and cried to his father, “My father! They got back at him by throwing dirt and debris into all the wells that his father’s servants had dug back in the days of his father Abraham, clogging up all the wells. He came to his father and said, “Let my father get up and eat of his son’s game, that he may give me his personal blessing.”, 32 His father Isaac said, “And who are you?”, 33 Isaac started to tremble, shaking violently. “Hunt My Bride.” God bless your heart. has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, servants and maidservants, camels and donkeys. But first thing in the morning they were up. Now, just do what I say. He had just come back from a visit to Beer Lahai Roi. Go and get the goats.”. GENESIS 24. God, the God of Heaven, took me from the home of my father and from the country of my birth and spoke to me in solemn promise, ‘I’m giving this land to your descendants.’ This God will send his angel ahead of you to get a wife for my son. When he had satisfied his thirst she said, “I’ll get water for your camels, too, until they’ve drunk their fill.” She promptly emptied her jug into the trough and ran back to the well to fill it, and she kept at it until she had watered all the camels. I’ll then send for you and bring you back. He also had prepared a hearty meal. 28 And the girl was off and running, telling everyone in her mother’s house what had happened. He had seen the nose ring and the bracelets on his sister and had heard her say, “The man said this and this and this to me.” So he went to the man and there he was, still standing with his camels at the spring. Abraham's care for Isaac's marriage. “Now, tell me what you are going to do. He camped in the valley of Gerar and settled down there. When he breathed his last and died he was buried with his family. She went to the spring and drew water and I said, ‘Please, can I have a drink?’ She didn’t hesitate. Scripture: Genesis 24:1–9. We learn God leaves the 99 to chase the one. Anna Grant-Henderson, Uniting Church in Australia. In Genesis 24 we read the wonderful incident about how Abraham sent his servant Eliezer to find a wife for his son Isaac. c. O LORD God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day : As Abraham’s servant arrived at his master’s ancestral city, he first had a practical concern, to water his camels . 10-14 The servant took ten of his master’s camels and, loaded with gifts from his master, traveled to Aram Naharaim and the city of Nahor. Rebekah is yours: Take her and go; let her be the wife of your master’s son, as, When Abraham’s servant heard their decision, he bowed in worship before, . 26 There was a famine in the land, as bad as the famine during the time of Abraham. 2-5 God appeared to him and said, “Don’t go down to Egypt; stay where I tell you. 41 Esau seethed in anger against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him; he brooded, “The time for mourning my father’s death is close. And your children, triumphantly! Was this God’s answer? Abraham is a type of the Father, Isaac of the Son, and the servant of the Holy Spirit. Then she placed the hearty meal she had fixed and fresh bread she’d baked into the hands of her son Jacob. The Ishmaelites didn’t get along with any of their kin. I praised God, the God of my master Abraham who had led me straight to the door of my master’s family to get a wife for his son. Genesis 24:24 (The Message Bible) Genesis 7:16 (Read all of Genesis 7) male and female of every creature came just as God had commanded Noah. Laban welcomed him: “Come on in, blessed of, ! No, go to my father’s home, back to my family, and get a wife for my son there.’ I said to my master, ‘But what if the woman won’t come with me?’ He said, ‘, before whom I’ve walked faithfully will send his angel with you and he’ll make things work out so that you’ll bring back a wife for my son from my family, from the house of my father. Genesis 5:24. Scripture: Genesis 37:1–50:26. We’d like to make a deal between us—a covenant that we maintain friendly relations. But God designed us to achieve and dream. John Piper Feb 4, 1996 10 Shares ... Conference Message. God has blessed my master—he’s a great man; God has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, servants and maidservants, camels and donkeys. He said, ‘Bring me some game and fix me a hearty meal so that I can eat and bless you with God’s blessing before I die.’, 8-10 “Now, my son, listen to me. He and his men had supper and spent the night. 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eugene H. Peterson by NavPress Publishing, Abraham spoke to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of everything he had, “Put your hand under my thigh and swear by, —God of Heaven, God of Earth—that you will not get a wife for my son from among the young women of the Canaanites here, but will go to the land of my birth and get a wife for my son Isaac.”, The servant answered, “But what if the woman refuses to leave home and come with me? God's Purpose for Jacob and Bethlehem. Rebekah was a woman with spunk, tenacity, or courage. How did you get it so quickly?”, “Because your God cleared the way for me.”, 21 Isaac said, “Come close, son; let me touch you—are you really my son Esau?”. She was the sister of Laban the Aramean. His reception, Genesis 24:32, Genesis 24:33. 66-67 After the servant told Isaac the whole story of the trip, Isaac took Rebekah into the tent of his mother Sarah. He also gave expensive gifts to her brother and mother. So the servant put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham and gave his solemn oath. Certainly,… But under no circumstances are you to take my son back there.”. Two men named Nahor were associated with this place: the grandfather of Abraham (Genesis 11:24-26) and the brother of Abraham (Genesis 11:26-29). 22-23 When the camels had finished drinking, the man brought out gifts, a gold nose ring weighing a little over a quarter of an ounce and two arm bracelets weighing about four ounces, and gave them to her. That very night God appeared to him and said. Abraham was buried next to his wife Sarah. Because Abraham obeyed my summons and kept my charge—my commands, my guidelines, my teachings.”, 7 The men of the place questioned him about his wife. 7-11 Abraham lived 175 years. The Global Message of Genesis The Beginning of the Redemptive Story. Now Joseph, having forgiven them all, lays this obligation upon them, not to upbraid one another. 19-20 This is the family tree of Isaac son of Abraham: Abraham had Isaac. In fact, in Genesis 24 we see God's relentless pursuit of a young girls heart. Whose daughter are you? 25 Isaac built an altar there and prayed, calling on God by name. John Piper Aug 8, 1982 193 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. Abraham is a type of the Father, Isaac of the Son, and the servant of the Holy Spirit. But the children tumbled and kicked inside her so much that she said, “If this is the way it’s going to be, why go on living?” She went to God to find out what was going on. Learn more. Genesis 24:67 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Genesis 24:67, NIV: "Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah.So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death." Genesis 24:67, ESV: "Then Isaac brought her into the tent of Sarah his mother and took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her. Sunday Message Archive; Wednesday Devotional; Watch Live Services ... Volunteer Background Screening; Calvary Bible College; Giving; Genesis 24. God had blessed Abraham in every way.. 2-4 Abraham spoke to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of everything he had, “Put your hand under my thigh and swear by God —God of Heaven, God of Earth—that you will not get a wife for my son from among the young women of the Canaanites here, … 16 Finally, Abimelech told Isaac: “Leave. The best servant in his house was in charge of everything Abr God told her. I am the God of Abraham your father; don’t fear a thing because I’m with you.I’ll bless you and make your children flourish because of Abraham my servant. He and his men had supper and spent the night. He married Rebekah and she became his wife and he loved her. About Shepherd of the Hills. 59-60 So they sent them off, their sister Rebekah with her nurse, and Abraham’s servant with his men. God relentlessly pursues our heart. GOD had blessed Abraham in every way. We haven’t bothered you in the past; we treated you kindly and let you leave us in peace. 12-15 Isaac planted crops in that land and took in a huge harvest. Abraham buried her in a cave near Hebron, in the land of Canaan where they lived. What’s left for you, my son?”. John Piper Aug 8, 1982 193 Shares Sermon. Isaac felt him and said, “The voice is Jacob’s voice but the hands are the hands of Esau.” He didn’t recognize him because his hands were hairy, like his brother Esau’s. Isaac dug again the wells which were dug in the days of his father Abraham but had been clogged up by the Philistines after Abraham’s death. 32-33 Later that same day, Isaac’s servants came to him with news about the well they had been digging, “We’ve struck water!” Isaac named the well Sheba (Oath), and that’s the name of the city, Beersheba (Oath-Well), to this day. Series: Magnifi - Genesis. Abraham spoke to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of everything he had, "Put your hand under my thigh Read verse in The Message Bible The servant took Rebekah and set off for home. 45-48 “I had barely finished offering this prayer, when Rebekah arrived, her jug on her shoulder. Son, listen to me. Every sort and kind: cattle and reptiles and wild animals - all kinds." You led me right to the door of my master’s brother!”. Ambition can kind of be a dirty word in Christian circles. Live with him for a while until your brother cools down, until his anger subsides and he forgets what you did to him. See that ye fall not out by the way — He knew that they were but too apt to be quarrelsome; and that what had lately passed, as it revived the remembrance of what they had done formerly against their brother, might give them occasion to quarrel. The servant said, “I’m the servant of Abraham. Get out of here. By that time Abraham was very old. Abimelech sent for Isaac and said, “So, she’s your wife. 34-35 When Esau was forty years old he married Judith, daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath, daughter of Elon the Hittite. 38 “But don’t you have just one blessing for me, Father? Isaac and Rebekah Genesis 24. 2-4 Abraham spoke to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of everything he had, “Put your hand under my thigh and swear by God —God of Heaven, God of Earth—that you will not get a wife for my son from among the young women of the Canaanites here, but will go to the land of my birth and get a wife for my son Isaac.” In Genesis 24:10-14 that servant is asking God to send a woman with spunk. I asked her, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ She said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel whose parents were Nahor and Milcah.’ I gave her a ring for her nose, bracelets for her arms, and bowed in worship to God. Genesis 25:24-26 MSG. Remember, Abraham put him responsible as God puts us responsible (That’s right. In Genesis 24 we see Abraham seek to achieve a dream. Genesis 24:34-67, Pentecost 8, Commentary, Background, Insights from Literary Structure, Theological Message, Ways to Present the Text. Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Genesis 23: ... 24 She said, "I'm the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah and Nahor. 33-34 Jacob said, “First, swear to me.” And he did it. His children settled down all the way from Havilah near Egypt eastward to Shur in the direction of Assyria. He had just come back from a visit to Beer Lahai Roi. , the God of Heaven, took me from the home of my father and from the country of my birth and spoke to me in solemn promise, ‘I’m giving, land to your descendants.’ This God will send his angel ahead of you to get a wife for my son. Rebekah had a brother named Laban. 10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. 24 Abraham was now an old man. (Genesis 24:54-58) God’s looking for character, not membership, character. Genesis 24 - Genesis 24 From the Series, Genesis By Pastor Skip Heitzig MESSAGE SUMMARY In most parts of the world, the methods of dating and marriage have changed dramatically over the past 4000 years. Genesis 5:21, 24. Dedan’s descendants were the Asshurim, the Letushim, and the Leummim. SPUNKY WOMAN. That’s how Esau shrugged off his rights as the firstborn. Jacob was a quiet man preferring life indoors among the tents. The Book of Genesis is one of the first written records that capture God’s interaction with mankind. Genesis 24:1 "And Abraham was old, [and] well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things." His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite, next to Mamre. 24 Abraham was now an old man. Tells his errand, Genesis 24:34, and how he had proceeded in executing the trust reposed in him, Genesis 24:35-48. Then you’ll take it to your father, he’ll eat and bless you before he dies.”, 11-12 “But Mother,” Jacob said, “my brother Esau is a hairy man and I have smooth skin. 15-17 Rebekah took the dress-up clothes of her older son Esau and put them on her younger son Jacob. Genesis 24:12 Context. Twice now he’s tricked me: first he took my birthright and now he’s taken my blessing.”, He begged, “Haven’t you kept back any blessing for me?”, 37 Isaac answered Esau, “I’ve made him your master, and all his brothers his servants, and lavished grain and wine on him. Is there room in your father’s house for us to stay the night?”, She said, “I’m the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah and Nahor. I’ll bring down a curse on myself instead of a blessing.”, 13 “If it comes to that,” said his mother, “I’ll take the curse on myself. Never. Genesis 1 | Genesis 2 >> 24 God spoke: "Earth, generate life! 1 Abraham was now an old man. John Piper Aug 8, 1982 193 Shares Sermon. In this article, we see several things happening but in this message I have chosen to highlight a few things which the people involved just could not wait to do. But there was no fighting over this one so he named it Rehoboth (Wide-Open Spaces), saying, “Now God has given us plenty of space to spread out in the land.” From there he went up to Beersheba. And then I’ll kill my brother Jacob.”, 42-45 When these words of her older son Esau were reported to Rebekah, she called her younger son Jacob and said, “Your brother Esau is plotting vengeance against you. He said, “Send me back to my master.”, 55 Her brother and mother said, “Let the girl stay a while, say another ten days, and then go.”, 56 He said, “Oh, don’t make me wait! Genesis 24:1 "And Abraham was old, [and] well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things." She took the goatskins and covered his hands and the smooth nape of his neck. 62-65 Isaac was living in the Negev. And then to top it off, Sarah, my master’s wife, gave him a son in her old age and he has passed everything on to his son. 24-26 When her time to give birth came, sure enough, there were twins in her womb. He also brought him wine and he drank. Scripture: Genesis 35:11. Twelve princes with their twelve tribes. The servant took Rebekah and set off for home. 26-27 Then Abimelech came to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath his advisor and Phicol the head of his troops. 14 So he went and got them and brought them to his mother and she cooked a hearty meal, the kind his father loved so much. And there’s plenty of room in our house for you to stay—and lots of straw and feed besides.”, 26-27 At this the man bowed in worship before God and prayed, “Blessed be God, God of my master Abraham: How generous and true you’ve been to my master; you’ve held nothing back. I’ve got the house ready for you; and there’s also a place for your camels.”, So the man went into the house. But the man said, “I won’t eat until I tell my story.”, 34-41 The servant said, “I’m the servant of Abraham. His brother followed, his fist clutched tight to Esau’s heel; they named him Jacob (Heel). Laban welcomed him: “Come on in, blessed of God! 30-31 And then right after Isaac had blessed Jacob and Jacob had left, Esau showed up from the hunt. Isaac asked them, “Why did you come to me? 23-24 But as he was about to bless him he pressed him, “You’re sure? 21-23 Isaac prayed hard to God for his wife because she was barren. Can’t you also bless me?”, 35 “Your brother,” he said, “came here falsely and took your blessing.”, 36 Esau said, “Not for nothing was he named Jacob, the Heel. God had blessed Abraham in every way. The first came out reddish, as if snugly wrapped in a hairy blanket; they named him Esau (Hairy). Stay here in this land and I’ll be with you and bless you. THE CONTEXT In chapter 23, we learned of Sarah's death and burial in the cave of Machpelah (23:9), which Abraham purchased from Ephron for four hundred shekels of silver (23:12-16). Genesis 1:24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, land crawlers, and wild animals according to their kinds." Bless me!” Esau sobbed inconsolably. From his example we'll learn to test our ambition against the sovereignty of God. This is exactly the type of woman he got for good and bad. Then Isaac said good-bye and they parted as friends. Genesis 24 Isaac and Rebekah. But if not, tell me plainly so I can figure out what to do next.”, Laban and Bethuel answered, “This is totally from, . Genesis 24:1-9 Abraham binds the chief servant of his house to seek a wife for his son Isaac among his kindred. Scripture: Genesis 24:1–9. John Piper Why are you standing out here? Providential Peril for Joseph, Jesus, and You. God had blessed Abraham in every way. Scripture: Genesis 24:1–9. Genesis 24:67 Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament When the caravan arrived in Canaan with Rebekah and her maidens, Isaac had just come from going to the well Lahai-Roi ( Genesis 16:14 ), as he was then living in the south country; and he went towards evening (ערב לפנות, at the turning, coming on, of the evening, Deuteronomy 23:12 ) to the field "to meditate." He went on from there and dug yet another well. The girl was stunningly beautiful, a pure virgin. So Isaac found comfort after his mother’s death. He also gave expensive gifts to her brother and mother. And then to top it off, Sarah, my master’s wife, gave him a son in her old age and he has passed everything on to his son. Servanthood. 18 He went to his father and said, “My father!”, 19 Jacob answered his father, “I’m your firstborn son Esau. Joe Paskewich - October 25, 2020 Genesis: The Beginning Of Everything Genesis 24. When a young woman comes here to draw water and I say to her, Please, give me a sip of water from your jug, and she says, Not only will I give you a drink, I’ll also water your camels—let that woman be the wife God has picked out for my master’s son.’. 1 Abraham was now very old, and the Lord had blessed him in every way. Ambition can kind of be a dirty word in Christian circles. Water was brought to bathe the feet of the man and the men with him. Follow Desiring God on Facebook. Whose daughter are you? 27 When Isaac had become an old man and was nearly blind, he called his eldest son, Esau, and said, “My son.”, 2-4 “I’m an old man,” he said; “I might die any day now. If you plan to respond with a generous yes, tell me. Outside the city, he made the camels kneel at a well. The shepherds of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s shepherds, claiming, “This water is ours.” So Isaac named the well Esek (Quarrel) because they quarreled over it. Follow Desiring God on Twitter. 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