Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 12 – Rebekah

Rebekah and Issac

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Rebekah?

Context (Genesis 24-49):  Because of her servant heart, Rebekah was spotted by Abraham’s servant, Eliezer, who had been sent by Abraham to find a wife suitable for his son Isaac.  She not only provided Eliezer a drink, but watered his 10 thirsty camels.  Rebekah was immediately willing to be Isaac’s bride, sight unseen, when she heard the story of why Eliezer had come.  Now that is faith.

Rebekah had her faithless moments as well.  She favored her younger son Jacob over Esau and planned devious ways to get the blessing from Isaac reserved for the older soon Esau.

Key Life Learnings:

  • A servant’s heart opens up doors to being greatly used by God (Genesis 24:10-28).   Eliezer had been sent by Abraham to his relatives to find a wife for Isaac.  Eliezer was afraid he would not be successful in his mission and asked God to give him a sign by having the right woman not only offer to give him water but water his camels too.  This went way beyond the customary hospitality one would give to a stranger.  Rebekah fulfilled Eliezer’s prayer and then she turned out to be the daughter of Abraham’s brother.  Eliezer worshipped God for His answer to prayer.  And all this because Rebekah had a servant’s heart.

Anyone can be greatly used of God if they daily live with a servant’s heart.  See if it isn’t true today!

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Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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