Genesis 24 — Thank God He Uses imperfekt Servants

by | Sep 15, 2020

READ Genesis 24

The servant took ten of his master’s camels, and with all kinds of his master’s goods in hand, he went to Aram-naharaim, to Nahor’s town. (Genesis 24:10)

Imagine if we needed to be perfect (or even close to perfect) in order to be useful to God? In this passage we see a servant who: 1) negotiates for an out clause, 2) was made to swear an oath to do his masterʻs will, and 3) made highly specific requests for God to show him a sign. Despite any shortcomings, he went out in faith (24:10), praised God for every blessing (24:26 & 24:52), would not rest until he accomplished his task (24:33), and gave God all the glory for making everything work out (24:34-48). 

Why does the Bible provide lots of detail about an event or just an overview? Perhaps itʻs to show that He cares about even our ʻregularʻ concerns and wants to demonstrate how Heʻs always working things out for our good (Rom 8:28). We can trust Him to always take care of what needs to get done even if we donʻt do things perfectly right. Thank God if we step out in faith and give Him all the glory, He can use imperfect people to accomplish His perfect plans.

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