Issac and Rebekah

Monday Morning Moment / Key Takewaway:
“Is anything too hard for the LORD?” NO! Matt. 19:26 And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
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Scripture(s):
  • Genesis 12:2-3
  • Genesis 14-18
  • Genesis 15:18-21
  • Genesis 15:5-7
  • Genesis 17:1-8
  • Romans 12:18
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Speaker:
Will Robinson
Date:
05/19/2024

Last week review:

Romans 12:18 (NLT) 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.

The Promise!

Genesis 12:2-3 (KJV)

2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 15:5-7 (NLT)

5 Then the LORD took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!”

6 And Abram believed the LORD, and the LORD counted him as righteous because of his faith.

7 Then the LORD told him, “I am the LORD who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as your possession.”

Genesis 15:18-21 (NLT)

18 So the LORD made a covenant with Abram that day and said, “I have given this land to your descendants, all the way from the border of Egypt to the great Euphrates River—

19 the land now occupied by the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites,

20 Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites,

21 Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, and Jebusites.”

Genesis 17:1-8 (NLT)

1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life.

2 I will make a covenant with you, by which I will guarantee to give you countless descendants.”

3 At this, Abram fell face down on the ground. Then God said to him,

4 “This is my covenant with you: I will make you the father of a multitude of nations!

5 What’s more, I am changing your name. It will no longer be Abram. Instead, you will be called Abraham, for you will be the father of many nations.

6 I will make you extremely fruitful. Your descendants will become many nations, and kings will be among them!

7 “I will confirm my covenant with you and your descendants after you, from generation to generation. This is the everlasting covenant: I will always be your God and the God of your descendants after you.

8 And I will give the entire land of Canaan, where you now live as a foreigner, to you and your descendants. It will be their possession forever, and I will be their God.”

Genesis 18:14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”

Isaac

  • The name Isaac, which means “he laughs,” was derived from his parents’ reaction when God told Abraham that he, at 100 years old, and his wife Sarah, at the age of 90, would have a son (Genesis 17:17; 18:12).
  • Isaac was Abraham’s second son; his first, Ishmael, was by Sarah’s maidservant, Hagar, as a result of Sarah’s impatience to give Abraham a family (Genesis 16:1-2).
  • Isaac was taken by his father up a mountain where Abraham, in obedience to God, prepared to sacrifice him (Genesis 22:1-14). Abraham, Isaac, and two of Abraham’s servants loaded up donkeys and made a three-day journey to Mount Moriah. Leaving his servants behind, Abraham and Isaac carried up the wood, knife, and materials for the fire, saying they would worship and then return. Curious, Isaac asked about the location of the lamb for the offering. Abraham told Isaac that God Himself would provide the lamb.
  • This is an analogy God giving up His only Son, Jesus, to be sacrificed. God did indeed provide the Lamb—literally for Abraham and Isaac then and figuratively for all of humanity willing to accept the sacrifice of Jesus (John 1:29; Hebrews 10).

Issac and Rebekah

Their marriage would continue the process of building God’s Kingdom that had been started by Abraham and Sarah.

  • Abraham did not want Isaac to marry a Canaanite woman, so it is never the will of God for a Christian to marry an unbeliever (2 Corinthians 6:14-16).
  • Isaac could trust his father’s servant to find him a wife, surely Christian singles can trust the Holy Spirit to bring the right person into their lives. When we are willing to wait on the Lord for His choice, we will not miss His best for our lives.
  • Although Rebekah was beautiful, Eliezer’s first priority was the condition of her heart. We will obviously be attracted to the person we marry, godly character is the foundation on which successful marriages are built.
  • When Isaac and Rebekah were brought together, there was a joining of destinies. Both of them had a unique calling to impact multitudes of people in the generations to come (Genesis 12:1-4; 24:60).
  • When Rebekah arrived, Isaac was in the field meditating on the Lord. This is a beautiful picture of waiting on the Lord for His best.

Monday Morning Moment: Is anything too hard for the LORD?” NO!

Matt. 19:26 And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

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