A SERVANTS MISSION
How would you like Mom or Dad to pick the person you would be married to?
Back in Bible times, parents selected the person their children would marry. In today's lesson, we will hear a story about an arranged marriage. What does God want for us when we marry?
Marriage is the life-long union of a man and a woman, established by God. Jesus says, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matthew 19:4–6).
God desires that husband and wife share faith in Jesus Christ. A shared faith in God is a strong foundation for marriage. See 2 Corinthians 6:14–16.
The marriage of man and woman is meant to be a reflection of Christ and His bride, the Church. A loving, Christian marriage is a reflection of Christ and the Church. See Ephesians 5:21–33.
God wants His children to marry faithful and faith-filled spouses.
Abraham tasks a faithful servant with finding a wife for Isaac from Abraham’s homeland. The servant prays for a sign and waits at a well outside the city of Nahor. Rebekah appears, offering to draw water for both man and beast—the sign the servant had asked for. Rebekah invites the servant to come to her family home. Having received gifts from Abraham, Rebekah’s family sends her to Isaac with their blessings.