Abraham’s Servant: An Old Testament Example

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Recently I have been diving into the Old Testament. As I was reading Genesis, I came across a very key character, yet he is often overlooked. In Genesis 24, we see Abraham asking his servant to go out and find a wife for Isaac. The servant makes an oath to Abraham and sets out for the journey. When he arrives in the town of Nahor beside a well of water at the time the women were coming out, he prays to the Lord for success. “‘Lord, God of my master Abraham…grant me success today and show kindness to my master Abraham.'” [Genesis 24:12, HCSB] This indicates a personal relationship with God and it serves as an example for us. We should pray to God.

After he finds Rebekah, she waters his camels, and she reveals who she is, the servant worships the Lord. “Then the man bowed down, worshiped the Lord, and said, ‘Praise the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not withheld His kindness and faithfulness from my master.” [Genesis 24:26-27a, HCSB] This is another example for us. We should worship God, no matter the circumstance. We should praise Him for He alone is worthy of our praise!

Finally, the servant meets Laban, Rebekah’s brother, and tells him all that has passed. Specifically, he acknowledges God in front of Laban. “‘I am Abraham’s servant,’ he said. ‘The Lord has greatly blessed my master…'” [Genesis 24:34-35a, HCSB] The servant acknowledges God in front of Laban, who may or may not know God personally. We need to follow this example. There are people in this world who may or may not know God personally. When we can, we need to acknowledge God in all His glory. They need to hear that “The Lord is faithful” and “Christ is the reason I am alive today”. Then that little seed will have been planted, or watered, or sprouted just a bit more until the Holy Spirit grabs their heart. Beloved, let us follow the example of Abraham’s servant. Let us pray, worship, and acknowledge God in all His glory. Blessings!

~Lauren Ray

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One Comment

  1. Shelly Johns
    Posted June 14, 2017 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Great reminder, Lauren!

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