Abraham’s eldest servant retells the family of Rebekah that his master’s purpose was for him to find a wife for his master’s son, Isaac, from the family/kindred of Abraham and his condition was explicit that if the woman refused to come to be married to his master’s son, the servant was cleared of his oath.
Points to ponder:
God our Master send us his servants to find a bride from his people and we are to tell of the impending marriage of the Lamb of God (Revelation 19). This is our Master God’s purpose. However, if the people refuse to give themselves up for Jesus Christ, God’s Only begotten Son, then we are cleared of our oath, not because we were unsuccessful in our mission, but because God is a loving God, who would not force anyone to follow him. He gives everyone the freedom to choose to follow his Son and is not a puppeteer. The Master’s purpose is clear that everyone should be reconciled to him but his condition is that it should be by their own accord, brought up by the conviction of the Holy Spirit of God and not by any eloquence of speech or rationalization by us, his servants. Someone may plant, and we may water or we may plant and someone may water, the Seed of the gospel, but it is God who gives the increase.
Genesis 24:38-39;41 (KJV)
38 But thou shalt go unto my father’s house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.
39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.