Rebekah: the Chosen Bride
by Janet Walsh
The relationship between Isaac and Rebekah abounds in spiritual lessons. They were a married couple, and the rewards and pitfalls of this relationship are seen in the record of their lives together. They were parents, and some mistakes commonly made by parents in all ages are seen to have caused family problems for years to come in the lives of their children.
Perhaps most importantly of all, they were believers in the God of Israel with the relationship that faith brings to all who are His children by faith. They experienced the joy that walking by faith can bring, and they felt the sting when they attempted to do things their way instead of waiting on God’s timing.
As you follow the story of Rebekah, you will doubtless feel yourself a part of the story as you identify with the events in her life. The lessons she learned can help you nearly four thousand years later in your own walk of faith with God and in daily roles you play in the relationships that are a part of your own life.