March 4, 2017

Nothing can stop Gods plan for your life....

God comforted Isaac after his mothers death....

Genesis 24:27

and he said  “Blessed be the Lordthe God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the Lord has led me in the way to the house of my master's kinsmen.”

"And he said, blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham" (see Genesis 24:12).
"Who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and truth": Or hath not withdrawn his mercy, grace and goodness, truth and faithfulness; for his loving kindness, he does not take away from his people, nor suffer his faithfulness to fail. His mercy and grace in making kind and gracious promises continue, and his truth in performing them sooner or later appear, and both in this case.
As Abraham believed in the grace and goodness of God, that he would send his angel and direct his servant, and make his way prosperous, here was now an appearance of his truth and faithfulness, in making good the promise or prophecy on which Abraham's faith was built (see Genesis 24:7).
"I being in the way": By the way of the well; in the right way (as Jarchi), in which he was directed; in the way of his duty, following the steps of divine Providence, and observing them. It is good to be in the way which God directs to and prescribes, especially in religious things, where the blessing and presence of God may be expected.
"The Lord led me to the house of my master's brethren": Nahor, whose granddaughter Rebekah was, was Abraham's brother, and Bethuel her father might be called so, as Lot was, who stood in the same relation to Abraham as he did (Genesis 14:16). Though the servant was not as yet come to the house where they lived, he had met with one of the family, and had got an invitation to it, and was on his way there and near it.
This servant suddenly had realized that God was able to do mighty things to work things out according to His plans. Even though he had spoken of God as Abraham's God, he, too, bows and worships God himself. He knew that it was not by accident that he was led to this well and met this Rebekah.

King James Study Bible Notes:
  • Introduction to the First Book of Moses Called Genesis
  • Introduction to the First Book of Moses Called Genesis
  • Gen. 14:17–24:  Melchizedek king of Salem probably was not a theophany, but an actual king of Jerusalem or Salem (cf. Ps. 76:2). He typifies Christ and His priesthood according to Psalm 110:4 and ...  

  • Land Promise: Gen. 15:18God promised to give the land of Canaan to Abraham’s descendants after four generations (400 years) of bondage (Gen. 15:13–16). Affirming His covenant with Abram, God specified...  

  • Gen. 24:1–12:  Eldest servant may have been Eliezer of 15:2 and 3. He worshiped God (vv. 262752); he was devoted to Abraham (vv. 12b14b27); and he was dedicated to finishing the task (vv. 33...  

  • Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility: Gen. 24:13-67:   The selection of Rebekah to be Isaac’s wife illustrates the biblical balance of divine sovereignty (God’s choice) and human responsibility...  

  • Gen. 27:1–4:   I am old: Isaac lived still another 43 years (cf. 35:28) and he was 137 at this time. That my soul may bless thee: Isaac still favored Esau (cf. 25:28). He was apparently ignoring the fact...  

  • Providence of God: Esther  4:14:  The word providence means “foreseeing” and suggests the idea of providing for the future. In theology the term is used of God’s continuous activity whereby He makes all...  

This is one of my favorite stories in the Bible, for how it shows the LORD's care and guidance in the good and natural things of this life. 
The same Faithful and Loving God of Abraham, is our God as well, when we follow in the steps of the same Faith and Love of Abraham's God. 
It's always better to be faithful to God and to walk in HIS righteousness. Through HIS righteousness together with faithful prayers God will provide us with genuine wisdom and generation blessings. Indeed God will provide us with what's EXTREMELY good and at a right time.

Genesis 24

V 1–9: WISE SERVANT: Abraham sends his faithful servant to find a suitable wife from his own people for his son, Isaac. V 10–60: WIFE SEARCH: Most of the chapter deals with the way that his servant honourably and diligently performs this difficult task, blending prayer, obedience, initiative, singleness of purpose, patience and gratitude with a real trust in God and awareness of His presence. It is successful! Bethuel’s highly eligible daughter, Rebekah, is ready to go with Abraham’s servant to marry Isaac. V 61–67: WEDDING SERVICE: Isaac and Rebekah meet and get married.

“Pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

Dictionary of Bible Themes:
  • 1245 God of the fathers:  God’s particular association with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the fathers of the nations of Israel, highlights his faithfulness in fulfilling the promises made to them. He is the God who establishes a covenant with his people for their everlasting blessing.
  • 5078 Abraham, significance of:  Whereas Jews see Abraham as the father of their nation on account of God’s covenant with him, Christians see Abraham as the father of all who believe in Jesus Christ.
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  • 5523 servants, good:  Scripture identifies certain qualities which are found in good servants and requires that these qualities should be found in believers’service of God.

    Qualities found in good servants:

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  • 5695 girls:  Scripture provides insights into, and examples of, the way in which girls have a place in the purposes of God. Although the OT tends to portray girls mainly as potential wives or sexual partners, Jesus Christ’s raising of Jairus’daughter can be seen as a symbol of the positive value placed on them.
  • 8129 guidance, examples of God’s:  Scripture provides numerous examples of individuals who have realised their need of God’s guidance and who have been given direction by him.
  • 8131 guidance, results of:  Wise counsel, advice and direction from God or his servants, if carefully followed, will enrich and benefit those to whom it is given.
  • 8291 kindness:  The quality of compassion and generosity, characteristic of God’s dealings towards the weak and poor, and demanded of believers. The kindness is also shown in the words and deeds of Jesus Christ.

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