From his own kindred


The last five verses in the book of Genesis chapter 22 lists the children (sons) of Abraham’s brother Nahor by his wife Milcah and his concubine Reumah. Oddly enough, you find that one of Nahor’s grand daughter, Rebekah is mentioned by name (Genesis 22:23) as the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son. While this may seem to be insignificant, deeper analysis of the Scripture reveals hidden treasures.

Rebekah is identified as belonging to the kindred of Abraham (Genesis 22:23). While this may not seems so important at this juncture of time, soon, we will learn that after Abraham’s wife, Sarah, died, Isaac his son grieved and was comforted by Rebekah (Genesis 24:67) when he married her. Abraham had made his eldest servant promise that he would find a wife for Isaac from his own kindred (Genesis 24:1-4).

Points to ponder:
Abraham recognized the importance of familial relationships and was determined to find a wife for his son from his own family line. In like manner, God was purposed to find a wife for his son, Jesus Christ and found that wife, in the Church (Revelation 19:7) being adopted into his family when we believe in Jesus (Ephesians 1:5). In other words, God finds a wife for his bridegroom Son, Jesus, in you and me, who believe and are part of his family – from his own kindred. Revelation 19:7 states that the wife has made herself ready. Are you ready for Jesus, the Bridegroom?

Genesis 22:20-24 (KJV)
20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;
21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.
24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

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One thought on “From his own kindred

  1. Yea, I agree with you My Dear Mano Paul — that Family Relationship is very important. This module for my D Min course is, “Theology of Family”. I have realized the importance of Family relationship in age of 70!! Wonder how I can help out in the future?!!!! — Paying for His guidance. I Praise God for the “Unique and Many Talents” that Jesus has given me, which keeps me occupied every day 18 / 7. I thank God for all He does for you and me. lpk amma / Iris Paul

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