By Seraphim Slobodskoy
Proverb 31:10, “who is able to locate a woman that is virtuous? on her behalf pricing is far above rubies.”
Abraham himself begun to develop decided and weak to discover a spouse for their son Isaac, perhaps maybe not really a Canaanite, however a maiden of his very own kindred. Isaac ended up being forty years of age.
Abraham called his earliest servant, Eleazar, and believed to him, “Swear by the Lord, the God of paradise and earth, I dwell, but thou shalt get unto my nation, and also to my kindred, and take a spouse unto my son Isaac. that thou shalt not have a spouse unto my son from on the list of daughters of this Canaanites among who”
Eleazar provided the oath and immediately lay out on their means. There clearly was then your customized that the bridegroom provided the moms and dads gift ideas for the bride; the greater rich the bride, the greater precious the gift suggestions or dowry.
Eleazar took with him, as gift ideas, numerous costly products and ten camels, and put down for Mesopotamia , to your town of Haran , where Nachor, Abraham’s cousin, ended up being residing.
Approaching the populous town, Eleazar stopped at a well. It absolutely was evening that is approaching enough time whenever ladies frequently arrived to draw water. Eleazar started initially to pray to Jesus. He sa >
Eleazar had simply completed the prayer whenever a gorgeous maiden having a pitcher on the arms stumbled on the fine, received water, and began right back. Eleazar went to her and stated, “Let me, we pray thee, drink a small water of thy pitcher.”