Are you praying first?

In everything, you should pray first.

In Genesis 24 we see that Abraham entrusted his servant, Eliezer, with a most special commission: the choosing of a wife for his beloved son, Isaac.

Eliezer knew that a job of this importance required prayer and God’s providence.

Abraham not only wanted the best wife for his son because he loved him, but he also knew the significance of his son’s line:

Genesis 17:19
“Then God said, ‘Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him'”

So instead of choosing a wife among the pagan Canaanites, Abraham sent this servant to his homeland of Nahor. Abraham wanted Isaac’s wife to be a woman of character, faithfulness, and commitment

When Eliezer arrived in Nahor, the first thing he did was pray.

He first and foremost sought God’s guidance in finding a godly wife for Isaac.

Remember James 4:2 “You do not have, because you do not ask God”

Pray: Father, when I am facing an important task, help me to remember to stop and pray first, asking for Your wisdom and guidance.

Reflect on this message:

1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?

2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.

3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?

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