January 23, 2018

Genesis 24:12 (NLT) — 12 “O Lord, God of my master, Abraham,” he prayed. “Please give me success today, and show unfailing love to my master, Abraham.

Abraham’s servant has been assigned the task of finding a wife for Isaac. So the first thing he does is pray. This in itself is a good lesson for us > first pray! So he asks for success.

Success = qârâh, kaw-raw´ to bring about, right happenings.

This is the first time this word is mentioned in the bible. When a word is mentioned for the first time it is significant and we can learn something from it. When the servant came to this well there were many young girls coming to draw water. He said, “Lord the one who draws water for me to drink and then asks if she can draw water for my camels let her be the one for Isaac. Rebekah was the one who drew the water and the servant had success, he had qârâh, a right happening. He was in the right place at the right time and so was Rebekah. God graced them both with qârâh.

Example: Naomi and Ruth. Elimelech and Naomi left Bethlehem in a time of famine for the heathen nation of Moab. The question is not whether a famine or a tough of time will come into your life; the question is where will you go?

Ruth 1:16 (NLT) — 16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.

Ruth placed her life in the hands of the one true God, the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob. She would trust him with her future. Prayer is placing your life in the hands of God.

Ruth 2:1–3 (NLT) — 1 Now there was a wealthy and influential man in Bethlehem named Boaz, who was a relative of Naomi’s husband, Elimelech. 2 One day Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go out into the harvest fields to pick up the stalks of grain left behind by anyone who is kind enough to let me do it.” Naomi replied, “All right, my daughter, go ahead.” 3 So Ruth went out to gather grain behind the harvesters. And as it happened, she found herself working in a field that belonged to Boaz, the relative of her father-in-law, Elimelech.

As it happened God graced her with qârâh. Ruth became the bride of Boaz and the mother of Obed who became the father of Jesse who became the father of King David. From this genealogical line came Jesus.

Jesus graced us with qârâh when he provided salvation for us heathens and brought us into his family by marrying us. We are the bride of Christ. Jesus loves his bride. There isn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his bride. It doesn’t matter what your situation in life is ask him for qârâh for success, for right happenings in your finances, business, family, health etc. He will put you in the right place at the right time. He did it for Abraham’s servant, he did it for Ruth and He will do it for you.

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  1. Mary Anne Frank says

    I noticed that the servant didn’t ask God to make him successful but rather that God would give him success. It puts the emphasis on God rather than the servant. In our world we often see people who we deem successful and it is always all about what they have done. The servant never took credit for the success….in fact he many times bowed low and worshiped God who GAVE him qarah. The servant was humble and knew by Whom his success had come.