Scripture Reading: Genesis 24:53
“And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah; he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.” (Genesis 24:53)
As soon as Eliezar had finished worshipping and praising the Lord, he opened his treasure chest and brought out jewels of gold and silver, fine raiment and presented them to Rebekah, her mother, and to Laban, her brother.
Just why he did not give Bethuel, Rebekah’s father, gifts we do not know. It is plain to see, as one reads the story carefully, that Bethuel hasn’t much authority. Laban is mentioned first. He shows disrespect to his father by being the one to answer first and taking the position of the spokesman in the marriage arrangements.
In the giving of the bridal gifts we see the work of the Holy Spirit, Who gives gifts to the Bride of Christ. He is the One who adorns her with the gifts of gold and silver and fine raiment.
Every gift comes to us from the Father through the Holy Spirit. Not only are the gifts of the Spirit given through Him, the fruit of the Spirit are made available to the Bride through the Holy Spirit indwelling us. They are only presented after the covenant of marriage has been made.
The Lord wants to give us many more gifts. He wants to make available to us all the blessings of Heaven. But we must be covenanted in marriage to the Lord. He has to be first in our lives, and we must be willing to forsake all to follow Him.
Has the Lord opened up His good treasure unto you? There is so much more than what you have ever dreamed. As it is written, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
Everything that this world gives us will be taken away. We will lose it all someday. But the things the Lord gives are ours forever.
In the Beginning by Gwen Shaw
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