GENESIS 24

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SPUNKY WOMAN

Genesis 24 etc.

 

Rebekah was a woman with spunk, tenacity, or courage.

In Genesis 24:1-9 Abraham sends his servant to find a wife for Isaac.

In Genesis 24:10-14 that servant is asking God to send a woman with spunk. This is exactly the type of woman he got for good and bad.

 

REBEKAH'S DETERMINATION  Genesis 24:14-26

   Watering the camels was no easy task, but she stuck with it.

 

REBEKAH'S DECISION Genesis 24:35-53

    She decided to go, and to go quickly to be Isaac's bride. She evidently

    knew how to determine God's will for her life.

 

REBEKAH'S DISCERNMENT  Genesis 25:1-3

    When Rebekah did not understand what was going on inside of her she

     went to God and asked Him.

 

REBEKAH'S DEVOTION Genesis 25:24-28

    There was unnecessary division in this family.

    Favorites should never have been chosen, but at least Rebekah was

    devoted  to the individual God had chosen.

 

REBEKAH'S DECEIT Genesis 27:1-16

     If spunky people are not careful, they can become deceptive people.

     Rebekah's deception resulted in Jacob running for his life, and never

     seeing his mother again.

 

 

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Genesis 24

A MODEL SERVANT

 

Would you like to be a better Christian?

Would you like to be more effective in your walk with God?

Would you like to have a greater impact on your family and friends for Christ?

Would you like to see your life really count of Jesus Christ?

THEN YOU MUST LEARN TO BE A SERVANT!

 

Joseph learned to be a servant in Potiphar's house and in prison.

Moses learned to be a servant by caring for his father in-law's sheep in the wilderness.

David learned to be a servant by caring for his father's sheep and serving as Saul's armor bearer and musician.

Elisha learned to be a servant by ministering to Elijah.

 

The Bible gives us an excellent example of servanthood in Genesis 24. Abraham's servant, who was in charge of all of Abraham's household, was called upon to go on a special assignment for Abraham.

 

Consider Abraham's servant as a model servant:

 

HE HAD A MASTER - Vss. 1-2

This man did not have many bosses, many masters. He only had one master. That was Abraham. What Abraham wanted from this man, Abraham got.

 

Each of us has a master. There is something or someone that is boss in your life.

Some make their job or business their master.

Some make money their master.

Some make the opinion of others their master.

Some make a specific person their master.

Some make sex their master.

Some make alcohol their master.

Some make sports or hobbies their master.

Some make their home their master.

Some make a bad habit their master.

Wise people make the Lord Jesus their master.

 

Matthew 6:24 - No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

 

Abraham was a good master, a rich master, a powerful master and a holy master.

Jesus is much greater than Abraham as a good master, a rich master, a powerful master, and a holy master.

 

John 13:13, Romans 12:1

Who is your Master?   

 

HE HAD A MISSION - Vss. 2-9

His mission was to secure a bride for Isaac.

As Christian servants, we also have a mission.

Our mission is two-fold. First, we are to fulfill the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19-20. Second it is our mission to minister to fellow believers. John 13:34-35, Matthew 23:11, Galatians 5:13, 6:2,10, 1 Peter 4:10

 

HE HAD A METHOD

 

1.     WAIT - Vss. 11-14

The servant prayed and waited on God to provide the answer.  If we are going to be effective as servants, we too must pray and wait for God's instructions.

 

2.     WANT - Vss. 15-67

The servant wanted to get the job done. In fact, he didn't stop until he had finished his assigned task. He didn't eat until he stated his business and he wouldn't wait before taking the girl away. We won't accomplish much for the Lord unless we want to.

 

3.     Work

The servant was not afraid of hard work.  We must not be afraid of hard work either, if we are going to be good servants.

 

The end result was Isaac got the bride that God intended for him. Vs. 67

 

 

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Genesis 24

SENSES FOR SERVICE

 

In order to function well as human beings we have the 5 senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight.

In order to function well as servants of God, it helps if we have certain "senses" illustrated by Abraham's servant.

 

SENSE OF AVAILABILITY Vss. 1-10

He was willing to go.

He asked questions to make sure he understood what was expected of him.

He went to do his master's will.

 

SENSE OF DEPENDENCY Vss. 11-14

He asked God for help.

 

SENSE OF GUIDANCE Vss. 15-25

He watched to see how God would guide him.  

He waited to make sure that God had indeed guided him to Rebekah.

 

SENSE OF APPRECIATION Vss. 26-28

He gave praise to God for the guidance he received.

 

SENSE OF URGENCY Vss. 29-33, 55-60

He would not eat until his business was stated.

He would not stay, but wanted to see the mission completed.

 

SENSE OF LOYALTY Vss. 61-67

The servant was so committed to Abraham, that he was also committed to Abraham's son, Isaac. He was loyal to his master.

 

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