Day 105: I Will Go

Genesis 24:52-57

It happened that when Abraham’s servant heard their words, he bowed himself down to the earth to Yahweh. The servant brought out jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious things to her brother and her mother. They ate and drank, he and the men who were with him, and stayed all night. They rose up in the morning, and he said, “Send me away to my master.”

Her brother and her mother said, “Let the young lady stay with us a few days, at least ten. After that she will go.”

He said to them, “Don’t hinder me, since Yahweh has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master.”

They said, “We will call the young lady, and ask her.” They called Rebekah, and said to her, “Will you go with this man?”

She said, “I will go.”

This part of the record provides us with a unique look at our choice to become a Christian. As believers, it is true that we will be saved from the wrath of God to come if we accept Jesus. That is the punishment that we avoid. But the main reason that God did this is demonstrated in this record. God’s intent for us today is to be called out just like Rebekeh but the choice is ultimately ours.

The Holy Spirit does not force us against our will, but He is making us choose. We must either accept God’s plan by faith, or reject it by unbelief. Obviously, this was a good situation for Rebekah if she really believed in what the servant said but faith and an active choice was required.

As believers, we have chosen to go with the Holy Spirit who will bring us up to Jesus. The Holy Spirit is not going to wait to do what the Father wants. If we don’t accept at the time when the Holy Spirit calls us then our choice is made. When He makes it clear to us, we must make our decision. Now that we have made our decision, we no longer worry about this life, but look forward to the better one to come, but God does bless us in spiritual ways now too as we see next.