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Isaac Gets a Wife (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Holy Land Tours (Games/Stories), Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Esau

Read Genesis 24
  • Retell this wonderful story.
  • What is unusual about this story?
  • How old is Isaac?
  • Why isn’t he getting a wife on his own?
  • Why did his dad wait so long to find him a bride?
  • How would you feel if you were the servant?
  • What do you think of arranged marriages?
  • Why was it so important to find Isaac a wife from Abraham's homeland?
  • How would you feel if your parents decided who you were going to marry?
  • Does that happen anywhere in the world today?
  • Okay, you're not ready for marriage? What if they selected your date for the prom?
  • What was the servant's prayer? (Gen 24:11-14)
  • Are we that specific when we pray?
  • What did the servant ask God to do?
  • What was the sign that Rebekah was the one?
  • Does Isaac like Rebekah?
  • What was the servant's prayer? (Gen 24:11-14)
  • Are we that specific when we pray?
  • One would think it would take a long time for someone not only to offer him water but be willing to serve 10 camels as well. In the book, Running with the Giants, author John C. Maxwell calculates how many jars of water it would take to water 10 camels. "Each camel could drink 20 gallons of water."
    • "10 camels at 20 gallons each = 200 gallons 200 gallons drawn with a 5-gallon jar = 40 trips 40 trips at (a conservative) 3 minutes each = 2 hours" What seemed like a simple act of kindness would require 2 hours of work.
  • Maxwell contends extra effort brings extra blessings. Would you be willing to do that much for a stranger? A friend? A member of the family? A boss?
  • What extra blessing did Rebekah receive? A husband? Or something even greater? [she was the great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandmother of Jesus.]
  • Who is blessed when we give generously?
  • What was special about Rebekah besides being beautiful?
  • What qualities did she express?
  • What qualities are you looking for in someone to date?
  • Which is more important? Looks? Traits?
  • Why do people get hung up on the outside of the package?
  • How do you get around the "looks" issue?