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Summary: This is a study of the book of Genesis. Genesis and Revelation are two of the most disputed books in the Bible. The premise of this study is the foundation of creation.

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Note: When doing a study on a book in the Bible you use a lot of resources. The major influence for me on this study of Genesis is The Genesis Record by Henry Morris.

Genesis 24

If we study scripture we know of two institutions that God has given two the family. One we see from the beginning of Genesis but the other we don't find until the settling of the Israelites. What are these? Marriage and government.

Everlasting truth. If we will depend on God he will guide us in the right way. marriage or anything.

1. And Abraham was old, [and] well stricken in age: and the LORD

had blessed Abraham in all things.

2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that

ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my

thigh:

This was the way they made the oaths. Today we use hand shakes or even signed documents. The servant was probably the servant in ch 15 named Eliezer.

3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven,

and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my

son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

Why do you think Abraham did not want Isaac to marry of the Canaanites? Of Noahs three sons in chapter 9 who was the father of the Canaanites?

Are we required to be separated in this world?

2 Corinthians 6:17* Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate,

saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will

receive you,

18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and

daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and

take a wife unto my son Isaac.

5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will

not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring

thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my

son thither again.

His servant asks Abraham what if I can't find a wife, should I take Isaac? Abraham says a resounding, NO, he must not leave God's chosen land.

7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house,

and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and

that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land;

he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife

unto my son from thence.

8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then

thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son

thither again.

Here we see the true faith of Abraham. He tells this servant God will have the answer. It is God who promised that Isaac would carry my seed and only he knows how. Trust in the way of the Lord. But if God decides not to work in this way then be patient he must have another way and our oath is broken.

What I understand from this passage is that God does not work the way we want him to, always. We must be patient and follow him. We must want his will and his will only. We must pray for his will and his will only.

9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his

master, and sware to him concerning that matter.


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