God the Match-Maker

I bowed and worshipped the Lord and blessed the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who led me in the right direction to choose the granddaughter of my master’s brother for his son.
Genesis 24:48

Think about your life for a moment.  You are like the caboose of a long train of ancestors.  Your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and all the “great-great-greats” each had to fall in love and have children so that you would be born.   It makes me think how much God wanted each of us to be alive.

Today’s reading is the beginning of a love story between Isaac and Rebecca.  God was the match-maker who wanted them to meet so that God’s loving plan and promise to Abraham would continue.  Even though many of the persons in the Torah readings are selfish and only want what they want, God still patiently works out his plan as though God is weaving a design in a beautiful rug.

Genesis 24:10-52

Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…

Drinking water from Your well v. 18
You always keep Your promise. v. 27
You bringing me safely here v. 31
Bowing and thanking the Lord v. 52

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The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy that are read each year beginning with autumn.

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