GENESIS 24 – COMMIT YOUR PLANS TO THE LORD

“Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master.”
Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor.” Genesis 24:12-15

In Genesis 24, Abraham sent his senior servant to his country to get a wife for Isaac, his son. Once arrived in Nahor’s town, Abraham’s servant prayed to The Lord so that He might allow him to meet the woman he was seeking according to the criteria he had received from Abraham. The servant prayed to The Lord not by referring to himself, but rather to Abraham, who is faithful to God. And God immediately responded to the servant’s prayer by allowing him to meet Rebekah, who is the daughter of Abraham’s nephew. And she did exactly what the servant had asked God as a sign to recognize the wife he was seeking. As I read this passage from Genesis 24, I remember that when we walk according to The Ways Of God and commit our plans to Him, He will make them succeed sooner or later if they go along with His Will.

“Commit to The Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16,3

But it is important for us to discern whether our plans are in line with God’s Will because sometimes, we act stubbornly and make plans that are not in line with God’s Will. For our good, God will not let us take a path that is not His. But He will tell us The Way He has planned for us. Let us be attentive to His Voice.

” To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from The Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.” Proverbs 16,1

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