And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand…
1. In hard undertakings it is best to call in God by prayer upon man's endeavours. He helps to purpose.
2. God in His being, power, grace, and covenant with his, is to be conceived by petitioners in their address by prayer to Him.
3. Good success in events desired, depend only upon God.
4. The success of faithful servants is mercy to their masters, which they should desire.
5. It is likely to prove best when matters are committed by masters to the care of praying servants.
6. God doth indulge sometimes visible signs to be asked, to assure His favour to His own.
7. It becomes man to wait when he desires God to appear.
8. In desiring any visible sign of God's respect, God must not be limited.
9. God doth appoint and determine wives eminently, for His own specially.
10. Ingenuity and courtesy to strangers is a good guess for one to make a good wife.
11. Observation of God's mercies unto faith and prayer is the true use of His signal manifestations. So did Abraham's servant.
(G. Hughes, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.