Genesis 24:52-61

52 When Abraham’s servant heard their words, he bowed himself to the ground before the LORD. 53 The servant brought out articles of silver and articles of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother. 54 Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night. When they arose in the morning, he said, “Send me away to my master.” 55 But her brother and her mother said, “Let the girl stay with us a few days, say ten; afterward she may go.” 56 He said to them, “Do not delay me, since the LORD has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master.” 57 And they said, “We will call the girl and consult her wishes.” 58 Then they called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” And she said, “I will go.” 59 Thus they sent away their sister Rebekah and her nurse with Abraham’s servant and his men. 60 They blessed Rebekah and said to her,

“May you, our sister,
Become thousands of ten thousands,
And may your descendants possess
The gate of those who hate them.”

61 Then Rebekah arose with her maids, and they mounted the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed.

We all know about the faith of Abraham, and we’ve seen the faith that his servant had in God, but here someone else shows the abundance of their faith and trust in God. Rebekah had never met Abraham’s servant, she may have never even met Abraham. She has certainly never met Isaac. Yet she trusted God more than her brother and mother. Naturally, they are concerned for her, and reluctant to see her go also. But she has no such qualms about leaving with a stranger, to marry a stranger, the son of her uncle, who was likely also a stranger to her. She trusted God to take care of her when she would be beyond the reach of her family. Should things go horribly wrong, and this whole proposal be a terrible sham, she would have nothing left but God to turn to. And she was OK with that.

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