I’ve always puzzled over the fleece that Eleazar, Abraham’s servant, set before God when he went to find a wife for Isaac. He prayed that God would let the one who offered, not only a drink, but to water his camels as well. Now, if my father had sent a servant to find a spouse for me, I might want to have input on the qualifications. Wouldn’t you? I might ask for a particular hair color, (blonde, brunette, etc). I would want her to be attractive. I would want her to have a nice figure. Admit it, ladies, if you had your choice between Tom Selleck or Don Knox who would you choose? We have nothing to indicate that Eleazar didn’t care about appearance. But we know for certain what he did care about. She had to be from his family, ie, a believer in their God. That was why Abraham sent him back to his relatives.

There was another characteristic he was looking for as well. He wanted her to a woman of integrity, honor, strong and healthy with a good work ethic. Henry Morris says, “She should be an industrious girl, harboring no delusions of a life of ease and idleness just because Isaac had great possessions.” I can’t help but wonder how many girls Eleazar asked before he found one who not only gave him a drink but offered to water his camels as well, which, by the way, would be a significant task. I can’t demonstrate this from the text, but I like to think there were several.  The bottom line, however, was that she had to have a “servants” heart. Rebekkah, she was the one.

Jesus chose us, the Church, for his bride. He is busy making us what He wants us to be before the big wedding day when He will descend in the clouds and take us home for a 7 year wedding celebration. He wants us to be pure of course, but most of all, I believe he wants us to be servants. He said, “if you want to be great in the Kingdom of God, you must be the servant of all.” He said, “I have not come to be serve and give my life as a ransom for many.” He said after washing his disciples feet, “what I have done (take the servant’s place) you must do for each other.”

How you doin?