Cedar Rapids branch had Teacher Alfani speaking. The message was about Abraham sending his faithful servant to find a wife for Abrahams son.
Genesis 24:13-24 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.” Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor. The woman was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever slept with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again. The servant hurried to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water from your jar.” “Drink, my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink. After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have had enough to drink.” So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels. Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful. When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a beka and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels. Then he asked, “Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room in your father’s house for us to spend the night?” She answered him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son that Milkah bore to Nahor.”
In this scripture we see powerful things taking place. First we have a loving father wanting a wife that would love and honor his son. Second we have a faithful servant that seeks the Lord to honor his master so that he could find the wife for his masters son. Third we have a woman with great virtues serving in love. God has a job for each of us in life. How we serve in those positions is how God will bless us.
Young men should serve their fathers faithfully and their parents will bless their lives as Abraham blessed Isaac with a wife.
If you are a laborer under a boss seek the Lord to help you accomplish the task given to you by your boss.
Young women serve God and obey your parents. As you serve God with faith, God will provide you with a man who is also faithful.
God blesses the faithful. As a church we must remain faithful and generous as Rebecca was. As a church we must serve as Abrahams servant in the church body and in the community. Throughout the whole time we must rely on the Lord to supply a we serve in faith. As church we must take each other's burdens as Rebecca did for a servant, and as the Samaritan woman served Jesus at the well.
John 4:6-14 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” For Jews do not associate with Samaritans. Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Our father in heaven is also faithful to where he gives those of faith living water that will never run dry.
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