Meet My Master
For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself. ~Genesis 24:65
Our church is an exciting place to be at every service. We have first-time and returning visitors at almost every service. It is very special for me whenever a member brings a visitor to church and as soon as they see me, they hurriedly bring the visitor and make an introduction. The introduction will be, “I would like for you to meet my pastor.” There is something special about a personal introduction. This morning, we are looking at a special introduction that the eldest servant of Abraham made when he introduced Rebekah to her husband-to-be, Isaac.
We see the servant and his master.
This servant was the eldest servant in Abraham’s household. He had the most seniority in terms of age, service, and respect. He had the most stewardship. He was in charge of everything in Abraham’s house. We are told that this servant ruled over all he had. He had executive, decision-making authority on Abraham’s behalf. He was also the most celebrated in the house. He was trusted in everything. He had wisdom. He had discernment. He was spiritual and had a walk with God. The master had complete confidence and trust in this man’s ability and work. As servants of the living God, are we at a stature where God trusts us in everything?
We see the servant and his mission.
The servant was sent on a mission to find a wife for Isaac. The requirements were very strict. He was not to find Isaac a wife from among the pagans whom Abraham once lived with. He was to locate a wife among those who were closest of kin. This servant recognized that this was the most important mission that he had ever been sent on and one that would require much prayer, discernment, and diligence. The servant was responsible for locating the potential woman, but if she decided to not come with him, the servant was relieved of responsibility. His mission is a picture of the mission that our Lord entrusts to us. We are to bring unsaved people to our Master, the Lord Jesus Christ. We are to bring them to a saving knowledge of our Lord so that they, too, can become a part of the bride of Christ, His church.
We see the servant and the maiden.
The servant prayed and asked God to show him specifically the right maiden. He made a very specific request. He understood the scriptural principle, “Ye have not, because ye ask not.” Once he encountered this woman and she had demonstrated that she was the right one, he was introduced to her family. As the story unfolds, we see several important things about the interaction between the servant and Rebekah. She was an answer to the servant’s prayer. She had faith in the word that the servant brought. She accepted the tokens that he had brought for her. She was willing to leave her family and begin a new life with his master. The servant was a man who was credible in his words. He was a man who was compelling in his demonstration. He was a man who had conviction about whom he served. He was a man who was consecrated in his devotion and spirituality. Do you embody these servant traits?
We see the servant and the meeting.
The servant and Rebekah made the long journey back to his home. As they drew near, she saw a man approaching them in a field area. She asked the servant, "What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us?" The servant joyously replied, “It is my master”! The servant’s previous credibility prepared her for this moment. She would now meet the man whom she had heard so much about. He was everything that she imagined and much more. She came to him with desire, decency, and devotion. The mission of the servant was accomplished!
What can we apply from this? Let’s be sure that we have the right understanding and concept of the Master Whom we serve. Let’s do more in helping others to meet our Master.
Have a blessed God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Acts 7-8