by Jerry Vines

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Jerry Vines
Genesis 24

In Genesis 23 we attended a funeral, the funeral of Abraham's beloved wife, Sarah. Now, in Genesis 24, we are going to attend a wedding of his beloved son, Isaac, to Rebekah.
As I was thinking about this contrast between the two chapters as we journey through the book of Genesis, it occurred to me that's a great deal like life is. The Bible deals with life as it really is. The Bible is not a book that does not get down to where we live. Life has its times of sadness and life has its times of gladness. Life has its sorrows and life has its joys. As you move along in the journey of life you will have those times when there will be funerals and bereavements. There will be times when your heart will break with sorrow. But along the way, in the journey of life, you will also have those good times and those sweet experiences and those glorious, happy occurrences. Tonight we are going to one of those happy occurrences. We are going to a wedding. We are going to attend the wedding of the beloved son, Isaac and Rebekah who is selected to be his wife.
This is the longest chapter in the book of Genesis. It's one of the longest chapters in the whole Bible. It is a chapter of about 67 verses. Some of you might say, "Preacher, it's been a long chapter in my life, too, to get to the wedding altar. I can sympathize with Brother Isaac."
We are not going to deal with all the matters that are taken up in this chapter but I do want to talk to you about marriage. Marriage is one of the most important events in your life. The most important event in your life is to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. But certainly coming to the marriage altar has to be a very important and crucial event in your life. How you get there and the whole process of coming to the marriage altar is also very, very important. There are wonderful lessons about marriage as we look at this particular chapter. The substance o ...

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