Today’s Bible Reading Genesis 23 -24 –
In chapter 23 we find about Sarah’s death, and burial by her husband Abraham. Her age was 127 so that would have made Isaac about 37 years of age at this point. Chronologically it would probably have been a short time following Abraham’s and Isaac’s trip to the Mount Moriah where God had commanded Abraham to sacrifice Isaac in chapter 22.
Abraham ask the people of the area, the sons of Heth, about a cave in which to bury his wife. They will let him bury his wife without charge, no price; but then, Abraham believes that it should be his own land. He’ll pay for it at a price agreed upon, and they reach an agreed upon price. Abraham’s faith is still in practice here; for he is believing that the whole of the land will be his descendants, and they will possess it.
In chapter 24 we find that Abraham sends his eldest servant to find a wife for Isaac among his own relatives. This is a very picturesque chapter concerning the search for Isaac’s bride, the servant seeking for the bride, the distance he travels, the guidance of the Lord, and always seeking the way of the Lord in his journey, and upon arrival.
I am not going to get into much detail because I believe you will be able to see the picture which I speak of.
One thing I do want to point out is at the end of the chapter when Rebekkah saw the Isaac, and realized who he was; she jumped off her camel and covered her face with a veil.
“And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country. And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming. And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself. And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.” Genesis 24:62-67 (KJV)
I can only imagine, but I have this feeling that when I see Jesus for the first time, all the inhibitions I may have are going to go away, and I will rush to look into the face of the one who loves me so much He would die for me. How about you?
TOMORROW’S READING is Genesis 25 – 26
May God bless you richly this weekend and remember to glorify the Lord with your brothers and sisters in Christ by attending the church that honors, glorifies and proclaims the word of the Lord.