Genesis 24 could be the longest chapter when you look at the guide of Genesis. Inside it, the exact same tale is told twice—once because it occurs as soon as since it is reported by Abraham’s servant. God’s evaluating of Abraham has become complete, and we come across the main focus change through the patriarch to their son, Isaac. Redemptive history is starting to go toward the patriarch that is second. This move is created complete at the conclusion regarding the chapter as soon as the bride that is new Rebekah, comes into Sarah’s tent, therefore declaring by herself because the brand new matriarch of Israel. God’s concern in Genesis is ever going toward the fulfillment of this vow to its conclusion.
After Sarah’s death, Abraham nevertheless had yet another task of faith which is why he felt responsible. At a hundred forty yrs . old, Abraham had been rich adequate to retire and anchor himself in today’s. Alternatively, he seemed towards the future—to the claims of God—and acted on those claims. He knew that the claims Jesus had directed at him will be carried through their son before the of their fulfillment day. Isaac had not been just the twice-given miraculous present of God’s faithful love, he had been additionally the heir towards the claims Jesus had fond of Abraham. Just just just How necessary, then, for his son to possess a spouse whom thought in Jesus and who does be bound towards the claims of Jesus. Abraham, nevertheless, lived in nation in the middle of godless Canaanites whom his ancestors would one time dispossess of the land. If Isaac married one of these, her ties to her family members would make such dispossession hard. In addition, she’d bring false gods into your family. Nor could Abraham allow Isaac to go out of the land of vow lest he don’t get back. Their solution would be to send a servant that is trusted locate a spouse for Isaac. Since surely as Jesus had supplied the ram in thicket earlier in the day for Isaac (Genesis 22:13), therefore additionally Jesus would offer the perfect bride. Continuar lendo Bible Studies in the full Life of Abraham Lesson 18: A Bride for Isaac Genesis 24