As the eldest servant of Abraham, refused to eat before he spoke of his master’s mission to the family of Rebekah, the bride sought for his master’s son, Isaac, he starts out by first and foremost identifying himself before speaking of his master. Though he was given authority over all that Abraham had (Genesis 24:2), yet he recognized his place and introduced himself as “I am Abraham’s servant.” (Genesis 24:34).
Points to ponder:
Jesus said that all authority in heaven and earth has been given to him (Matthew 28:18) and He who is in those who believe in Jesus’ name has overcome the world, and is greater than whoever is in the world (1 John 4:4). We are thereby blessed in heavenly places with all spiritual blessings and authority. Yet we ought to recognize our place. We are the sheep, and Jesus is the Chief and Good Shepherd. We are the servant’s and Jesus is our Master. When we introduce ourselves, how do we identify ourselves. Do we say, “I am my Master’s servant”?; Do we say, “I am Jesus’ servant”?
Genesis 24:33-34 (KJV)
33 And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.
34 And he said, I am Abraham’s servant.