Genesis 24:62 – 25:6
62 Now Isaac had moved from Beer-lahai-roi and was living in the Negev.
63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening. And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and see, there were camels coming.
64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she got off the camel
65 and said to the servant, “Who is that man, walking in the field to meet us?” The servant said, “It is my master.” So she took her veil and covered herself.
66 And the servant recounted to Isaac all the things that he had done.
67 Then Isaac brought her into the tent of Sarah his mother. So he chose to marry Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her. This is how Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
25:1 Abraham also took another wife, whose name was Keturah.
2 She gave birth to Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah for him.
3 Jokshan fathered Sheba and Dedan. The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim.
4 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
5 Abraham gave all he had to Isaac.
6 But while he was still alive, Abraham gave gifts to the sons of his concubines, and sent them away from his son Isaac, eastward to the east country. _________________________________________
Embracing his destiny
Abraham had done everything he could to see to it that Isaac fulfilled his destiny. He gave him all he had, procured a bride for him, and sent all the rivals to his inheritance packing. Now it was time for Isaac to make his choice.
We see Isaac in the field meditating. He was babbling to himself. He may have been praying, or he may have been rehearsing what he might say when he meets his fiancé for the first time. We do not know what he actually said. All we know is what he did. He brought this young lady to that vacant spot in his life – the tent of his recently deceased mother. The death of Queen Sarah had left a void. Rebekah would help Isaac heal from the pain from his past, but she would also be his joy in the future. She was his destiny. Isaac chose to embrace his destiny. He chose to marry her. She would be the new queen and he the new king.
The Lord Jesus has a destiny as well, and we are it. We are his bride, chosen from the foundation of the universe to reign with him. He promises to come back for us and take us into his Father’s household, because there is a place for us there. There is a vacant tent for his bride. He has embraced his destiny.
LORD, thank you for the vacant tent in your Father’s household. Give us the wisdom to begin living out our eternal destiny now.