So the servant put his hand under the thigh of his master…and swore an oath to him concerning this matter” [Genesis 24:8]

It’s not an ‘easy’ matter to know and follow the master’s will but it is simple.  What was this ‘matter’ that the servant swore an oath to uphold?  Simply that he would follow the instructions that he had been given.

This plan that was the will of the master had such awesome repercussions that nothing should or could alter them.  On this directive the plan and purpose for the purity of the lineage of Christ Himself would depend.  From this unknown servant we learn the following wisdom for our lives.

God’s ways are straightforward and simple.   Keep it simple, clear and concise just as God has directed—Matthew said if you add anything it will only be that which is evil.  “Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’, anything beyond this comes from the evil one” [Matthew 5:37]

There is no plan ‘B’— Here is a wonderful example of processing life on the Master’s terms and realizing that obeying the voice of God is paramount!  “Make sure that you do not take my son, back there…”  [v6]

You do not have to ‘fix’ it –If it’s not your plan you have no desire to ‘make it happen’ leave it to God.  “If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath.”   [v.8]

Pray for a success God’s plan is not dependent on you but your faith will grow by your trust in asking for help.  “I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me.” [Psalm 57:2]

Ask for confirmation Be specific—the greater your faith level the more specific your prayers become—just as God has been clear and concise let your communication with Him be likewise.

Before he had finished praying the answer came—Our God is an awesome God—His plan cannot be thwarted—His plan is always better than we can ask or think!

Further Reading:  Genesis 50, John

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