By Seraphim Slobodskoy
Proverb 31:10, “who is able to look for a woman that is virtuous? on her behalf price is far above rubies.”
Abraham himself started initially to develop weak and determined to find a spouse for their son Isaac, maybe perhaps not really a Canaanite, however a maiden of his or her own kindred. Isaac ended up being forty yrs . old.
Abraham called their earliest servant, Eleazar, and thought to him, “Swear by god, the God of paradise and earth, that thou shalt not take a spouse unto my son from one of the daughters for the Canaanites among who we dwell, but thou shalt get unto my nation, and also to my kindred, and have a spouse unto my son Isaac.”
Eleazar offered the oath and straight away put down on their means. There was clearly then a customized that the bridegroom provided the moms and dads presents for the bride; the greater rich the bride, the greater valuable the gift suggestions or dowry.
Eleazar took with him, as gift suggestions, numerous items that are expensive ten camels, and put down for Mesopotamia , into the town of Haran , where Nachor, Abraham’s bro, had been residing.
Approaching the populous town, Eleazar stopped at a well. It absolutely was evening that is approaching the full time as soon as the females often arrived to attract water. Eleazar started initially to pray to Jesus. He sa >
Eleazar had simply finished the prayer whenever a beautiful maiden with a pitcher on the arms stumbled on the fine, received water, and began straight back. Eleazar ran to her and stated, “Let me personally, we pray thee, take in a small water of thy pitcher.”
Once the camels stopped consuming, Eleazar took a golden band and two bracelets on her behalf hands, and provided them to her and asked her, “Whose child art thou?Continue reading