Learn: Romans 1:16, 17
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Read: Genesis 24:1-67
- In order for the godly line that God had begun would continue, so in the process of time Messiah could come, what was needed? v4
- What was Abraham’s greatest concern when finding a wife for Isaac? v 3, Why? Deuteronomy 7:1, 3, 4
- Is God’s command concerning who a Christian is allowed to marry the same or different than it was in Abraham’s day? Explain. II Corinthians 6:14 -17
- Why wasn’t Abraham worried that his servant would not find the right wife for Isaac? v 7
- Under what circumstances would Isaac be allowed to return to the land from which Abraham had come in order to gain a wife? v 8
- Did Abraham’s servant just trust in the relationship of his master to God to bring success to his task? vv 12-14 Explain.
- How quickly did the LORD answer the Abraham’s servant’s prayer? v 15
- Give Rebekah’s lineage. v 15
- Describe Rebekah’s appearance and character. v v 16-20, 23, 25
- How did Rebekah’s behavior model what we as believers in Jesus are to be like? Hebrews 13:2; Romans 12:10, 11, 12, 13
- What did Abraham’s servant give to Rebekah to show his appreciation for her kindness? v 22
- What did Abraham’s servant do after meeting Rebekah and receiving her kindness? vv 26, 27
- What should we learn from Abraham’s servant’s example?
- How was Abraham’s servant received by the family of Rebekah? vv 28-33
- According to verse 32, Abraham’s servant met the physical needs of both his animals and the other servants that were with him as soon as possible. When did he care for his personal needs? vv 33-54 Give a one sentence summary.
- As Abraham’s servant described his reason for coming to Rebekah’s family, how many times did he speak of the LORD? vv 34-48
- What does the servant’s ease in speaking to these strangers about the LORD’s place in his and Abraham’s life tell you?
- If in our conversations the Lord is not a prevalent part, what might be the problem?
- What is the remedy for lack of a Christian sharing the truth of God and salvation with others? Romans 1:16, 17, II Timothy 2:15,I Peter 3:15
- How soon did Abraham’s servant require an answer from Rebekah’s family as to whether Rebekah was to be allowed to marry Isaac? v 49
- What answer did Rebekah’s father and brother give to Abraham’s servant? vv 50, 51
- What was the 1st thing that Abraham’s servant did upon receiving the promise that Rebekah could indeed marry Isaac? v 52, What was the 2nd thing that the servant did? v 53, What was the 3rd thing that Abraham’s servant did? v 54a
- How long did the servant rest and wait before he proposed to return to his master Abraham with the Rebekah, the bride for Isaac? v 54b
- Rebekah’s family wanted a period of 10 days in order to prepare her for the trip and to say their good-byes. What was Abraham’s servant’s reply to their plan? v 56
- This was an arranged marriage, Rebekah had never even seen Isaac before. But, was Rebekah forced to marry Isaac? Explain. vv 57, 58
- Describe Rebekah’s leave taking from her family. vv 59-61
- What was Isaac doing when Rebekah arrived? v 63
- Describe the meeting of Isaac and Rebekah? vv 63-65
- Before the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah, Abraham’s servant made a complete report to Isaac of all that he had done. From verse 67, describe the wife that Rebekah was to Isaac, and how Isaac felt about Rebekah.
- Going back over this account, what characteristics of Abraham’s servant are most appealing to you and why
- Using all that is recorded concerning Rebekah in this chapter, explain why she is a good example to those who would come after her.