Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Marriage made in Heaven

God arranged the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah. Genesis 24

God is good and he is very much interested in our well being.

He arranged the marriage of Adam and eve and Adam didn't even ask for it.

God knows our every need and if we trust him, he will bring the right person into our lives. In his time, He makes all things beautiful.

I believe there is an Eve for every Adam and a Rebekah for every Isaac. Many people miss God's will in the marriage area because they lack faith in God's perfect love for them. God has a perfect mate for you. Commit all your works to him and he will bring it to pass.


Let's study the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah.

Isaac was meditating in the field, he was in the presence of God and God blessed him with a wonderful gift named Rebekah.

We are commanded to Love the Lord with all our heart, mind and soul. If we Love the Lord with all our hearts, how much room would be left for anything else, job, hobby, ministry etc., zero.
I am not saying that working a job is wrong or recreation is wrong. All I am saying is that whatever we do, we should do it for the glory of God.

Rebekah is a beautiful example of a Godly woman. She is a woman of great Character. All young women will benefit by doing a study on her life.

She is a woman who loved her neighbor. She esteemed other people more important than herself. She took the position of a servant Philippians 2,3,4 She was totally
selfless, did something good without expectation of a reward. That's exemplary, don’t you think? Notice she calls the stranger 'Lord'. She is generous and
hardworking. The servant had ten camels, and each camel would drink approximately 20 gallons of water. To draw 200 gallons of water, she would have spent at least 4 - 5
hours at the well. Remember, there were other women who were in line to draw water as well
and Rebekah was sympathetic not to someone she knew but to a total stranger. What an example!

She was very beautiful and was not puffed up because of it but took the form of a servant and served others. She kept herself pure, never had any relations with any man. Though she had received precious articles of silver and gold, she was not taken up with the things but she was looking forward to the meeting with Isaac. She kept her eyes open.
When she did see him, she dismounts immediately, a symbol of submission. She was modest and when she knew it was Isaac, she covers herself with a veil. What an example she is to the women of the 21st century. Women keep yourself totally pure before marriage. Don't tempt men with your outward appearance. The same applies to men as well.

God honored her and gave her a husband who loved her. She knew her husband's needs and was a great comfort to him. Issac had lost his mother .

The moral of the story. If you will put your trust in God and walk in his ways, he will do the same for you. Mark 9:23
Prepare yourself in the meantime to be a man or a woman after God's own heart.

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