And they called Rebekah, and said to her, Will you go with this man? And she said, I will go.
1. God's favour being manifested in His providences, natural and comfortable refreshings may be used.
2. After refreshings needful, return to duty and just employments is beseeming God's servants.
3. Sedulity and speed concern faithful servants in their trust committed by their masters to them (ver. 54).
4. Natural affection will not easily part with near and dear relations (ver. 55)
5. God's call, if apparent, is reason sufficient to take of the delays of natural desire.
6. Nothing but haste with good speed will content faithful servants entrusted (ver. 56).
7. Answers from creatures may help to know God's mind, and so far we are to be consulted (ver. 5, "Call the damsel and know," &c.).
8. Children's consent as well as parents' must be had in marriage.
9. God sometimes giveth in answers of His will by moving the hearts of creatures (ver 58).
10. Fear of God in any measure will yield to God's will when so revealed.
11. Nearest relations must part to give way to the union of marriage.
12. Such dismission of relations should be suitable to the conditions of men (ver. 59).
13. The fear of God will not send away relations from a family without a blessing.
14. Fruitfulness of the womb is a great blessing from God on His people.
15. Tower and prevalency of the Church's seed over all enemies is a sweet blessing.
16. All this, even to the vanquishing of the gates of hell, is desirable by God's people (ver. 60).
17. Marriage should not be yielded without a blessing, especially in the Church. "And they blessed her and sent her away."
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.