In all of our dating, we must be able to humbly pray, “Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done” (Luke ).Until you say your vows at the altar, know that God may write a different wedding story than you would write for yourself. God doesn’t want us to take anything for granted in this life, certainly not our spouse.“Whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” (Romans 15:4, see also 1 Corinthians ).The Old Testament may not be prescriptive when it comes to dating, but it is certainly profitable.But you might apply the five following principles from Genesis 24 on the way to your wedding day.
Abraham believed God would provide a wife for his son. “If the Lord wills,” my son will have a wife, and my servant will find her on this journey (James ).
The cross, modern philosophy, and the arrival of the Internet have certainly changed things for Christians wanting to be married.
But what if there’s more to see in Isaac and Rebekah than meets the eye?
And with all of his wisdom, power, and love, we have reason to praise him that he does. He wants all the glory in giving you what’s best for you whenever he gives it to you.
Before the servant saw a single woman, he stops and prays, When do you start praying? We love praying prayers that are answered in twenty-four hours. If we desire a husband or wife, we should love casting our anxiety and longing on the one who cares for us (1 Peter 5:7; Philippians 4:6–7).