Monday, March 5, 2012

Gazed in Silence

The man gazed at her in silence to learn whether the Lord had prospered his journey or not.
(Genesis 24:21, ESV)

The servant of Abraham was given the task of finding a wife for Isaac.  He asked the Lord to make it unmistakably clear about who the Lord wanted Isaac to marry.  The fleece was that when he asked a woman to give him a drink, the one who offered to give water to his camels as well -- she would be the one whom the Lord had chosen to be Isaac's wife. 

As the servant was lifting up his head from this prayer, Rebekah was approaching.  The servant asked for a drink and she gave him a drink.  She also offered to give water to his camels.  It happened exactly how the servant asked, but the servant doubted.  Listen to the servant's response: "The man gazed at her in silence to learn whether the Lord had prospered his journey or not."

How many times have I asked God to do something for me or provide for me and when he does it, I still have doubts.  Lord, forgive me!  The Lord has proven Himself steadfast in His faithfulness.  I must walk obediently.


  1. Love this John! A reminder that I surely needed this morning. Forever
    God is faithful!! Lord, help me overcome my doubts and give me the obedience You call for! Thanks for this word this morning friend!

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