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Devotional

November 1, 2018

Matthew Leighty

Read Genesis 24:28-49

We can’t miss what caught Laban’s attention, at least in part, in this account. We read that after he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister’s wrists and heard what she shared, he ran out to meet Abraham’s servant. Being intrigued by the potential wealth of this visitor doesn’t seem out of character for Laban, as we will see later in Genesis. This is important because it hints that the servant could have won approval for Rebekah to become Isaac’s wife by focusing exclusively on Abraham’s great wealth.

But that is not what the servant did. Notice that as he recounted what happened, he was very clear to appeal to what God had done. That was what he stood on—God was clearly at work to provide Rebekah for Isaac.

While seeing what God is doing around us is sometimes difficult, there are times when we make what we know He has done difficult for others to see. Unlike Abraham’s servant, we fail to speak of His works to others when we have the opportunity, and in doing so, we miss opportunities to declare His kingdom to those who need to hear it.

What has God done in your life recently, and with whom can you share this news, hopefully leading to sharing the good news about Jesus?