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Week 2, Conclusion

Rebekah had the privilege of hearing God speak to her. He told her that her younger son would be the son of blessing. God knew what would take place. It would have been best for Rebekah to follow His way, but in His eternal power God still turned a woman's impulsive, impatient behavior into the blessing we read about today. God dealt fairly with Rebekah and disciplined her for her scheme with Jacob. She is not mentioned again in Scripture except to say that she was buried along with her relatives in the cave that Abraham had purchased. (Gen. 49:31)

From Hebrews 12:1-13, we learn that actions have consequences and that a loving God disciplines His children. We can see that both Rebekah and Jacob received fair discipline from God for their sinful actions. What must God do in your life today to discipline you? He loves you with an everlasting love. We have every reason to be thankful for God our Father who cares that much for us!

Rebekah ran ahead of God in seeking the blessing for her son Jacob. However, in her youth she was willing to face the unknown in order to experience God's blessing. God gave her a miracle pregnancy in answer to prayer. He also spoke to her when she was pregnant. God knew Rebekah's heart. For that reason, He blessed barren Rebekah with two children. Though they became enemies at one point, in the end they lived in restoration and peace.

Take some time today to ask God where you most need to trust Him for His provision in your present circumstances. Seek Him in prayer and respond like Rebekah with "I will go." Listen expectantly to Him for His answer!

4 comments:

Web Bible Babes said...

Next week we are discussing and learning about the lives of Rachel and Leah. It will be interesting so be sure to take part!

:-) Christina

Christina said...

I really need to learn to trust God with ALL my provisions (money, children, where I live). He cares for me and my family and He knows what is best for us. It is sometimes difficult to follow without and explanation but I guess that is where faith comes in. Two priority goals for me to work on: (1) strengthen my prayer life (2) continue faith building.

Janel said...

The waiting is the hardest. I think sometimes I'm guilty of being like Rebekah, and trying to rush God along by deciding that since I want something so badly it must be what He wants, too. I think partly it's difficult because I'm not sure what I'm actually waiting to hear, or what it will look/sound like. Any advice?

DA Wagners said...

You're right Janel. Waiting is the hardest. The only good thing about waiting on God's timing is the that the more we do it, the better we get at it! My goal is to be able to wait w/ finesse. I want to make waiting look good. I think you're making it look good, Janel.