The Bride of Christ

Today’s Passages – Genesis 23 – 24

(Second Milers also read – Matthew 15 – 16; Proverbs 8; Psalms 36 – 40)

Scripture Memorization for January – Isaiah 53

Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Psalm 25

“But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.” – (Genesis 24:4 KJV)

I just wanted to share a quick thought this morning from today’s passage in Genesis 24. I am sure that many of you have studied this passage before, or perhaps you may have heard a message or two on it; but this chapter is a wonderful picture of the Bride of Christ, painted by God in the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah. Consider just a few of the many pictures or types that we see in this passage:

Abraham is a type of God the Father.

The servant is a picture of the Holy Spirit who was sent into a far away country to find a wife for the son of Abraham. Notice that the servant is not named in this passage, which reminds how that the Bible says in the New Testament that the Holy Spirit will not speak of Himself, but will draw people to Christ. The servant gives gifts to the bride, which is a picture of the Holy Spirit giving us His gifts.

Rebekah is a picture of the Church, the Bride of Christ.

And, of course, Isaac is a picture of the Lord Jesus.

There are literally dozens of pictures, or types, found in this passage and we have only named a few of them. I am sure that you can find many more. How awesome our God is who can paint such a beautiful and acurate picture in history of the event that every Christian is waiting for: the rapture of the Church, when we will meet our Bridegroom face to face.

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