Saturday, January 10, 2009

Character Trait

There is a character trait that God likes, hard work. Not just hard work but hard work for the stranger, for the alien. Please do not confuse busyness and work. Busyness clutters life and makes it unenjoyable. Work brings joy and a sense of accomplishment(I cant believe I just wrote that) especially when done for God. The young girl Rebekah was asked by Abraham’s servant for a drink of water, a very easy task, but she also watered his 10 camels. They were large pack camels and had just completed a long journey. One camel can drink up to 20 gallons of water!This task must have taken a tremendous amount of labor. All the while the servant sits and watches! Because of her kindness, because of her hospitality, because of the hard work for someone she did not know, she would be chosen to marry Isaac, Abraham’s son.

For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:46-48

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2


jel said...

I have been reading a book
(Broken Bread) and one of the chapters in the book was (watering your camels, it was about Rebekah,
it was very good reading.

and this is a good post !

take care!

Carey said...

I've been studying Beth Moore's "The Patriarchs." So I recently learned about how difficult that must have been for Rebekah. Definately a God-thing! I love the insight I gain into God's word knowing a little about what the people of old already how much water it took to water a camel.