Genesis 24:4 reads “But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.” This was the vow that Abraham made his servant promise lest his son marry a woman from the pagan land of Canaan. While this may seem to be of some significance from a cultural perspective, the real hidden treasure lies in recognizing that a similar conversation could have materialized between God the Father and his own Son Jesus Christ. Jesus came into the world so that he could win back the woman (the Church). He is the bridegroom who heeded and submitted to the will of God the Father, seeking us, who are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) and who are of God’s kindred (family) being adopted into his family (Ephesians 1:5; Galatians 4:5), when we believe in Jesus and receive his Holy Spirit (Romans 8:15).
Points to ponder:
The Church is Christ’s and Christ is God’s (1 Corinthians 3:23). The Church is thus the wife from God’s kindred. Jesus is the bridegroom (John 3:29; Revelation 19:6-9). Are you a wife from God’s kindred?
Genesis 24:4 (KJV)
4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.