Genesis 24: 52-61….The return journey.

When Abraham’s servant heard their words, he bowed himself to the earth before the LORD. And the servant brought out jewelry of silver and of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave to her brother and to her mother costly ornaments. And he and the men who were with him ateContinue reading “Genesis 24: 52-61….The return journey.”

Genesis 24: 45-51…..Accepted on her behalf.

“Before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her water jar on her shoulder, and she went down to the spring and drew water. I said to her, ‘Please let me drink.’ She quickly let down her jar from her shoulder and said, ‘Drink, and I will give your camelsContinue reading “Genesis 24: 45-51…..Accepted on her behalf.”

Genesis 24: 34-44…..The journey explained.

So he said, “I am Abraham’s servant. The LORD has greatly blessed my master, and he has become great. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male servants and female servants, camels and donkeys. And Sarah my master’s wife bore a son to my master when she was old, and to himContinue reading “Genesis 24: 34-44…..The journey explained.”

Genesis 24: 24-33….Much happens in a couple of sentences.

She said to him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor.” She added, “We have plenty of both straw and fodder, and room to spend the night.” The man bowed his head and worshiped the LORD and said, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of my masterContinue reading “Genesis 24: 24-33….Much happens in a couple of sentences.”

Genesis 24: 15-23…..Is this the right one?

Before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, came out with her water jar on her shoulder. The young woman was very attractive in appearance, a maiden whom no man had known. She went down to the spring and filled herContinue reading “Genesis 24: 15-23…..Is this the right one?”

Genesis 24: 10-17…..A cheeky prayer, but sincere!

Then the servant took ten of his master’s camels and departed, taking all sorts of choice gifts from his master; and he arose and went to Mesopotamia to the city of Nahor. And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time whenContinue reading “Genesis 24: 10-17…..A cheeky prayer, but sincere!”

Genesis 24: 1-9……Arranged marriages.

Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh, that I may make you swear by the LORD, the God of heavenContinue reading “Genesis 24: 1-9……Arranged marriages.”

Genesis 4: 17-22….Trades had to start sometime!

Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. When he built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch. To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad fathered Mehujael, and Mehujael fathered Methushael, and Methushael fathered Lamech. And Lamech took two wives. The name of theContinue reading “Genesis 4: 17-22….Trades had to start sometime!”

Mark 10: 10-16…..Family matters continued.

And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.” And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciplesContinue reading “Mark 10: 10-16…..Family matters continued.”

1 Samuel 18: 26-30…..Double the price paid!

And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king’s son-in-law. Before the time had expired, David arose and went, along with his men, and killed two hundred of the Philistines. And David brought their foreskins, which were given in full number to the king, that he might becomeContinue reading “1 Samuel 18: 26-30…..Double the price paid!”