“The LORD, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and the land of my relatives, promised me with a solemn oath, ‘To your descendants I will give this land.’ He will send his angel before you so that you may find a wife for my son from there.”
She was merely serving a stranger by watering his camels. He was simply asking God to lead him to find a wife for his Master’s son. God was faithfully leading and fulfilling His promise to Abraham.
But Abraham had a choice. He could try to get the blessings his own way, or seek the blessing of God and His will. He chose the latter.
The faithfulness of God to lead and provide a godly wife for Abraham’s son, Isaac, is precious. God wants to lead us all to His best, to provide a spouse who will draw us nearer to Himself and to complete us.
We all want the fairy tale love story, but often don’t want the discipline, waiting and trust to get there. A new relationship is exciting, but even more precious is a relationship that has stood the test of time and trials with a person of character that grows more into the image of Christ with each passing year.
Finding a life partner whose love for the LORD surpasses anything the world has to offer, including ourselves, is paramount. Although we want someone to really know us and cherish us, the motivation for a romantic relationship should first and foremost be the glory of God.
God knows our need and longs to comfort us. Sometimes He brings someone into our lives to complete us – not a perfect person, but a co-laborer and the delight of our heart – to walk beside us in this adventure called life. That’s what He did for Isaac. His relationship with his wife meant far more than just the happiness he had with her. A simple trusting in God gave Isaac his son, Jacob – who would become the beginning of the nation of Israel.
Lord, thank You for the gift of marriage. To be able to encourage one another in Christ and share agape love is beyond words. Help us to see our spouses as the tremendous gift they are and our children as a legacy of that gift.