Re: Verse reading–Genesis 24 (day three)
“He will send his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there.”  Too a great degree, “romance” is a modern notion which sees desire as the component of humanity which must be satisfied–else marriage, employment, or life in general leave a person “unfulfilled.”  Whatever their flaws–and they had them–Abraham, Isaac, the servant, Rebekah, and her father Bethuel understood the concept of a people.  They knew much more rested on this impending marriage than the couple’s happiness.  They were building families, a people, and a nation in the midst of a hostile world whose only light was the Lord.  Personal desire was simply too untrustworthy to pilot such a large enterprise.  When a society knows that, its best days lie ahead.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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