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Consummation of His will | Genesis 24:62-67

62 Now Isaac had come back from a journey to Beer-lahai-roi; for he was living in the Negev. 63 Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening; and he raised his eyes and looked, and behold, camels were coming. 64 Rebekah raised her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she dismounted from the camel. 65 She said to the servant, “Who is that man walking in the field to meet us?” And the servant said, “He is my master.” Then she took her veil and covered herself.

66 The servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. 67 Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her; so Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

Genesis 24:62-67

Man of prayer

Beer-lahai-roi was the place Hagar fled to when Sari persecuted her for mocking her. God met her there. She called Him “the God who sees” (Gen 16:14). It’s possible Isaac went there to seek the Lord. Even when back home he went out to meditate. In this context, we can assume it was to meditate on the Lord.

Mail order bride

He saw camels coming. I’m sure groups of  travelers on camels didn’t pass by often (they were expensive) so he probably surmised this was the servant returning – hopefully with his “mail order bride”.


“Rebekah dismounted out of respect for her intended husband (cf. Josh. 15:18; 1 Sam. 25:23).” (Planobiblechapel.org) She also veiled herself. She wanted to do things in a proper way. It could be her nurse was coaching her.

Consummation of His will

At long last the epic journey of faith is concluded. The prize has been provided as a testimony of God’s faithfulness and the faith of many in His faithfulness. Isaac brings her into Sarah’s tent and consummates the marriage.


  • When we trust the Lord, we too can look forward to His provision of blessing. Note that it may not always be what we had in mind, but it’s always good. (Rom 8:28)
Bride and groom. Image from pxfuel.org

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