by Dr. Ed Young

" -/,g rl June 18, 1989 - PM
(Transcribed from actual tape)
Genesis 24:12-24
Tonight, I said, "Won't anybody be at church, tonight.1 So, it scared off
a whole bunch of folks. So, I'm glad you're here. We're going to do it a
little different, tonight. I think you'll discover. I hope your Bibles
are open. Genesis, chapter number 24, which incidentally, is the longest
chapter in the Book of Genesis. I'd really love to read all of it, because
it's just filled with interesting, interesting insights. But, I'm going to
jump around. So, follow me carefully. Genesis, chapter twenty-four. Begin
with verse two.
"And Abraham said to his servant, (probably Aleazar, we're not
sure) the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he
owned, 'Please place your hand under my thigh and I will make you
swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth; that
you shall not take a wife, for my son, from the daughters of the
Canaanites, among whom I live. But you shall go to my country,
and my relatives and take a wife for my son, Isaac."'
Then, look at verse 12:
"And he said, (this is the servant) 'oh, Lord. The God of my
master, Abraham. Please grant me success today and show
loving-kindness to my master, Abraham. Behold, I am standing by
the spring and the daughters of the men of the city are coming
out to draw water. Now, may it be that the girl to whom I say,
'Please let down your jar, so that I may drink.' And who
answers, 'Drink and I will water camels, also.' May she be the
one whom Thou has appointed for Thy servant, Isaac. And by this,
I shall know that Thou has shown loving-kindness to my master."'
Verse 15, following:
"And it came about, before he had finished speaking and behold,
Rebekah, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of
Abraham's brother Nahor, came out with her jar on her shoulder.
And the girl was very beautiful, a virgin; and no man had had
relations with her. And she went down to ...

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