Genesis 24

And Abraham

The entire chapter is highly typical:

(1) Abraham, type of a certain king who would make a marriage for his son Matthew 22:2; John 6:44.

(2) the unnamed servant, type of the Holy Spirit, who does not "speak of himself," but takes of the things of the Bridegroom with which to win the bride John 16:13,14.

(3) the servant, type of the Spirit as enriching the bride with the Bridegroom's gifts Galatians 5:22; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11.

(4) the servant, type of the Spirit as bringing the bride to the meeting with the Bridegroom Acts 13:4; 16:6,7; Romans 8:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-16.

(5) Rebekah, type of the Church, the ecclesia, the "called out" virgin bride of Christ Genesis 24:16; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:25-32.

(6) Isaac, type of the Bridegroom, "whom not having seen," the bride loves through the testimony of the unnamed Servant 1 Peter 1:8.

(7) Isaac, type of the Bridegroom who goes out to meet and receive His bride Genesis 24:63; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-16.


(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .


Judges 6:17,37; 2 Kings 20:9; Proverbs 16:33; Acts 1:26. Cf: Matthew 12:39. Signs are given to faith, not to doubt.


(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .


i.e. "the well of him that liveth and seeth me." Genesis 16:14; 25:11.

servant This is the model servant:

(1) he does not run unsent, Genesis 24:2-9.

(2) goes where he is sent, Genesis 24:4,10.

(3) does nothing else;

(4) is prayerful and thankful, Genesis 24:12-14,26,27.

(5) is wise to win, vs. Genesis 24:17,18,21. (Cf) John 4:7.

(6) speaks not of himself, but of his master's riches and Isaac's heirship, Genesis 24:22,34-36; Acts 1:8.

(7) presents the true issue, and requires clear decision, Genesis 24:49.

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