One Small Step…..

Read Genesis 24

Genesis 24:61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

Throughout the Bible, God gives example after example of history changing events that hinge upon simple acts of obedience.  Rebekah is one such example.

The servant had come to get a wife for Isaac.  Through God’s leadership, he had asked that Rebekah return with him to fulfill this role.

This was no commonplace request for out of this union would come the third name that directly determined the lineage of Christ.  Nor was it a request without cost, because Rebekah would have to leave her home, her family, her land, and everything known to her.

But, it was God’s request, and Rebekah obeyed.

She did not ask what her new home would look like.  She did not demand certain accommodations, particular clothing, or a prenuptial agreement. She simply “followed the man”.

From the marital union that took place because of Rebekah’s obedience, Jacob was born.

Thousands of years later, the Son of God came to a stable in Bethlehem, born of the virgin Mary, who was a direct descendent of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Rebekah’s son).

We can never imagine what the end result of our obedience to God will be.

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