Genesis 24-25/Matthew 19-20
24:15 As he was still praying, a young woman named Rebekah arrived with a water jug on her shoulder. Her father was Bethuel, who was the son of Abraham’s brother Nahor and his wife, Milcah.
25:12 This is the history of the descendants of Ishmael, the son of Abraham through Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian servant.
CONTRAST WITH: v19 This is the history of the family of Isaac, the son of Abraham.
19:4-6 “Haven’t you read the Scriptures?” Jesus replied. “They record that from the beginning God made them male and female.” And he said, ‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ Since they are no longer two but one, let no one separate them, for God has joined them together.”
:26 Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”
OT Flash Points
Ishmael – became 12 tribes
Isaac – became 12 tribes
What kept the distance throughout the generations?
All Abe’s sons by concubines were sent away to “the east” away from Isaac
NT Flash Points
Jesus’ answer to competitiveness and His agenda that will free us from that spirit
How to get a wife
If you are willing, God is able
With Him, not only is everything possible, it will be right!