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Genesis 24:29-49

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The Servant's Mission is Successful

Genesis 24:29-49

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Lesson Number 53

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. Faithful servants stick rigidly to their priorities.
  2. Faithful servants speak highly of their masters.

Practical Application

  1. Remember that God has put the ball in your court.
  2. Use your answered prayers as a testimony.

Questions

  1. Faithful servants should stick rigidly to their priorities, doctrines and practices. Right?
  2. Give an example of the servant sticking to his priorities .
  3. How did Abraham’s servant speak highly of his master?
  4. What does it mean that the ball is in your court? How does this apply in this story? How might it apply to you?
  5. How did Abraham’s servant use his prayers as a testimony?

Answers

  1. Wrong in two out of three. Faithful servants should stick rigidly to their priorities, but they need to be flexible concerning man-made doctrines and man-designed practices.
  2. Even though he was tired and hungry after the long journey, he would not eat until he made known his errand.
  3. See Genesis 24:12, 14 and 27. There are other indications of the servant’s respect for his master later on in this chapter, as well.
  4. It means that you are responsible for the next move. When Abraham’s servant told Rebekah and her family about the greatness of his master, he said to them, “Now you tell me.” He was asking for a clear response from them. In the same way, God’s message has been clearly communicated for you through His Son and through the Bible. If you are not a Christian, the ball is clearly in your court. It’s decision time.
  5. See Genesis 24:34-48. Even they who heard his testimony, acknowledged that it was from the Lord (Genesis 24:50).

Discuss/Consider

  1. Prayer and human effort work together. Abraham’s servant related to Rebekah’s family how God answered his prayers. How have you used your prayers as a testimony?
  2. Abraham’s servant spoke highly of his master. Do you speak highly of the Lord Jesus Christ? Do you share with others by telling of His riches and greatness?

Challenge

  1. See Genesis 24:33. Abraham’s servant would not eat until he told of his errand. How keenly do you prioritize spiritual matters? As a believer, your urgent mission is to share the good news of the gospel and to make disciples.

Key Verses

  • “I will not eat until I have told about my errand.” Genesis 24:33
  • “I am Abraham’s servant...the Lord has blessed him greatly.” Genesis 24:34-35
  • “Before I had finished speaking in my heart...” Genesis 24:45
  • “I bowed my head and worshiped the Lord...Who had led me in the way of truth...” Genesis 24:48

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