After recognizing his position as servant, Abraham’s eldest servants starts out by telling the house of Bethuel about the power and possessions of Abraham. He states that “the LORD had blessed his master greatly and that his master is great, who has been given by the LORD, flocks, and herds, and fortunes of silver, and gold, and male- and female-servants, and camels, and donkeys. This not only establishes his master’s possessions, but also the master’s credibility and power (Note, how in the servant’s statement, the word “great” is used not once but twice).
Points to ponder:
Jesus, our Master has been given dominion and authority over all things, for everything is put under his feet and he has been made head of all things for the benefit of the church, by the LORD God (1 Corinthians 15:27; Ephesians 1:22). He is The Master over all persons and things. He is exceedingly great and he alone is God (Psalm 86:10). He is in possession of all things for everything belongs to him – the earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell in it (Psalm 24:1). Jesus is not only Powerful but the Possessor of all things.
Often we seek after power and after ephemeral possessions, failing to recognize that when we have Jesus, as our Master and Lord (John 13:13), we have ultimate power and utmost possessions that is eternal, in and through him. Seek Jesus first and his righteousness and then you wont need anything else (Matthew 6:33).
Genesis 24:35 (KJV)
35 And the Lord hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.