My Daily Blessing from My Daily Bible Reading
with meditations by my mother, Poetess
Genesis 24:4-–Genesis 25:21
WHOM TO MARRY
"Thou shalt go
unto my country. . .and take a wife unto my son Isaac."
Whom to marry is an important decision in a person’s
life. Perhaps it is the most important.
We cannot help who our parents are. That is settled
nine months before we were born. We cannot control how
many children we have--though some feel they do with
modern methods of birth control. We cannot choose the
hour and place where we will die. But, we can control
whom we marry! That is--if we think about it and do not
let our emotions run away with our reason.
Abraham was concerned that his son Isaac would marry
one of the Canaanite women. Canaan was where the father
and son lived. It was the land to which God had led
Abram and Sarai many years ago. It was the only land
that Isaac knew. It was where father and son had friends
and business acquaintances. Yet, Abraham knew that all
those about him–except for a very few within his own
household--were heathen people. They did not believe in
the True God--the God with whom Abraham had a personal
The father’s greatest fear was that his son would
marry into a race and religion that was not proper. Many
parents have this fear. Many sons and daughters have
been taught by their parents to be careful to whom they
marry. I am sure Isaac heard about it all his life. So,
it was not a surprise to him that his elderly father
would send a trusted servant to Abraham’s far-away home
town to search out the proper bride for his son.
We read later that forty-year-old Isaac married young
Rebecca. He was a happy groom and she a trusting bride.
The Bible tells us that Isaac loved Rebecca. What good
words to read! Marriage should mean "love" as well as
"reason." Let us encourage carefulness in marriage
because the wrong decision can corrupt a life and ruin a
"GLORY AND HONOUR ARE IN HIS
(I Chronicles 16:27)
A most beautiful verse! He is with us
in the hardest strait!
If it is His place for me, I will be
strong though I am weak.
I may be glad, though I may weep, if I
do my service as in His presence.
Glory and Honor unto him! (GGS,
And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And
he said, Behold, in the tent. And he said, I will
certainly return unto thee according to the time of
life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son.
And Sarah heard it in the tent door,
which was behind him.
Under God's Care,
Yvonne S. Waite