But you shall go to my father’s house and to my family and take a wife for my son. Genesis 24:38 NKJV
Abraham made his servant swear not to take a wife for his son from the Canaanites. He said, “The Lord, before whom I walk, will send His angel with you and prosper your way, and you shall take a wife for my son from my family and from my father’s house.”
Why was Abraham so insistent his son not marry a Canaanite woman? Why did Abraham want his son to take a wife from his father’s household?
The Lord told Abraham his descendants would number more than the sands of the seashore and the stars in the sky. God would make him a great nation. Kings would come from his body. Through his son the families of the world would be blessed.
Abraham believed God. Abraham knew God would do great and mighty things in his son’s life. Abraham knew Isaac would need a godly wife so he could walk uprightly. Abraham knew God would lead Isaac to the helpmate the Lord chose for him.
God never changes. He is the same yesterday today and tomorrow. The Lord has the same desires and instructions for us He had for Abraham. He wants us to marry within the household of God. He wants us to be blessing to the people in our world!
If you are a single the Lord wants you to marry a godly person. God tells us not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers. It’s not because God does not like them. He loves them. It is not because we are better than unbelievers. We are not.
A yoke is an attachment that is placed on a team of oxen so they can work together. If two oxen yoked together do not pull in the same direction the cart cannot move forward.
God wants us to bless the household of God. He also wants us to bless people who do not know Him. God wants us to trust Him to bring the right people into our lives. Jesus wants us to bring godly children into the world to produce a godly heritage for Him.
Jesus wants our children to give glory and honor to Him. He wants our children to be a blessing to us in our old age. We do not know what great and might things God may have in store for them.
The Lord wants you to trust Him with your marriage. If you trust Him to bring that special person into your life He will bless you with a Godly heritage. Your marriage can bless other for generations to come!
Jesus does not want to deny us any good thing. He wants our relationships to strengthen and encourage us. He wants to use them to bring joy and wisdom into our lives. Don’t turn your back on unsaved people. Don’t look down on them.
Love all people. Don’t let the darkness of a fallen world dim the light of faith in Jesus that shines in your heart!
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