Genesis 24: 50-58: What’s your response?
“50 Laban and Bethuel answered, ‘This is from the Lord; we can say nothing to you one way or the other. 51 Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master’s son, as the Lord has directed.’ 52 When Abraham’s servant heard what they said, he bowed down to the ground before the Lord. 53 Then the servant brought out gold and silver jewellery and articles of clothing and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave costly gifts to her brother and to her mother. 54 Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night there. When they got up the next morning, he said, ‘Send me on my way to my master.’ 55 But her brother and her mother replied, ‘Let the young woman remain with us ten days or so; then you may go.’ 56 But he said to them, ‘Do not detain me, now that the Lord has granted success to my journey. Send me on my way so I may go to my master.’57 Then they said, ‘Let’s call the young woman and ask her about it.’ 58 So they called Rebekah and asked her, ‘Will you go with this man?’ ‘I will go,’ she said.” NIV UK
Have you heard God’s call to go somewhere else and serve Him there? Has a ‘door’ clearly opened up in front of you? Has God’s will become patently obvious? Then what’s keeping you? Why are you still here? Doesn’t this call for decisive action? What’s your response to be?
‘Rebekah thus proved herself to be a woman of faith, ready to leave her home and family, and journey to an unknown land – just as Abraham had done before her.’ Tom Hale: ‘Applied Old Testament Commentary’, p. 167