God of Promises | Bury and Marry | Day 11
By: Megan Gover
In chapters 23-25, Abraham’s family starts to die off while his son builds his family. Dive into this Scripture prayerfully and lift up your family before you start!
Read Genesis 23:1-20. How old did Sarah live to be? Where did she die?
In verse four, Abraham says he’s a _________________ and ___________________. Where was his hometown? Where was his spiritual home?
APPLY: Have you ever lost a loved one? How did you mourn? What things helped you grieve in this process?
The Bible not only allows us to mourn but tells us to. What do these verses speak about mourning?
____ Psalm 34:18 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
____ John 11:35 Jesus wept.
____ Matthew 5:4 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those crushed in spirit.
What does Abraham do before the Hittites in verse seven and twelve? What is the importance of this gesture in business?
Describe the bargaining process described in verses 6-16.
On to chapter 24! Read Genesis 24:1-14.
Abraham is old and wants to see his son get married. How did he play matchmaker for Isaac?
Who did he send to find his son a wife? What instructions did he give?
Why did Abraham command his servant: “Put your hand under my thigh”?
What was Abraham’s servant’s prayer as he went to find a wife for Isaac?
What did this prayer indicate about the type of qualities was he looking for in a future woman?
How many camels did this servant have with him? How long do you think it would take to fetch and feed water to them?
Continue reading Genesis 24:15-51. Describe the situation.
APPLY: Do you have a servant’s heart like Rebekah. Explain why or why not.
How can we cultivate servant spirits?
APPLY: When has the Lord’s faithfulness in a past situation fueled you in a present problem? How did His promises lead us into peace--regardless of situations or emotions?
Finish reading Genesis 24:52-66. What was the servant’s reaction to the Lord’s fulfillment of his prayer?
How can you choose to live more like Eliezer, Abraham’s servant, and Rebekah? Read Philippians 2:1-11 and ask the Lord to help you embody Christ’s humility!