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Gen 24: 18-21 So she said, “Drink, my lord.” Then she quickly let her pitcher down to her hand, and gave him a drink. 19 And when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.” 20 Then she quickly emptied her pitcher into the trough, ran back to the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. 21 And the man, wondering at her, remained silent so as to know whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.
Rebekah fulfilled God’s will by redeeming the time. How?
Compassion: She was compassionate enough to feed the stranger with water and the camels. This is the attribute, which made her eligible to be looked as a bride for the servant’s master Isaac.
Patience: “until they have finished drinking” This is her reply for the stranger she met near the well, regarding his camels. This statement is what sealed the favor of the servant, which he prayed to God about. Watering for the camels could be a daunting task because they consume more water to withstand the desert travel. It shows her patient character in helping others even though that will take some time and energy.
Urgency: When we read the above passage, we can see her urgency in fulfilling the desire of God through this servant of Abraham to be a part of great lineage. “Then she quickly let her pitcher down”, “Then she quickly emptied her pitcher into the trough, ran back to the well to draw water” These actions of her indicate some sort of urgency in fulfilling the thirst of this new stranger. This kind of urgency is very important because the days are evil and His coming is very soon.