Thursday, May 4, 2023

Daily Devotion: Rebekah – The Right Choice

Bible Reading: Genesis 24:1-15

Key Verse: Verse 15And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

Key Words:
behold, Rebekah came out

Abraham realized how hard it is for a man to be loyal to God when he does not have the backing of a good wife.  Abraham wanted no pagan wife for Isaac and he did something about it.  He made it a matter of priority that Isaac would marry the right lady.

As parents we need to encourage our children to go where they can meet “their kind.”  As parents you shouldn’t wait until your son or daughter brings home an unbeliever.  At that point all your criticism and pleading will fall on deaf ears.

Be vigilant in training and guiding your children on finding the right mate as their life-long partner.  The result of marrying out of God’s will can be tragic.

Time magazine reported (1/22/95) that the earthquake in Kobe, Japan, occurred when two plates on a fault line fifteen miles offshore suddenly shifted against each other, violently lurching six to ten feet in opposite directions.  The result was the worst Japanese earthquake since 1923.  Thousands died.  More than 46,000 buildings lay in ruins.  One-fifth of the city’s population was left instantly homeless.  The destruction unleashed by those two tectonic plates depicts what happens when a Christian bonds unequally with a non-Christian.  Two people committed to each other but going in different directions can only lead to trouble.

What to do:
✞ Make sure you marry the right choice, God’s choice.

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