Has the Lord made your journey prosperous? 

Old Testament: Gen 24.18–21

To read the Bible in a year, read Genesis 23–24 on January 9, In the year of our Lord Christ 2023

By Don Ruhl 

Abraham sent his servant to get a wife for his son Isaac. When the servant arrived at the place where he would get a wife, he prayed to God about the matter. Then he met a woman and this took place: 

So she said, “Drink, my lord.” Then she quickly let her pitcher down to her hand, and gave him a drink. And when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.” Then she quickly emptied her pitcher into the trough, ran back to the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. And the man, wondering at her, remained silent so as to know whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.

– Genesis 24.18–21 

Did you catch what the servant did? He waited and remained silent to see whether this woman was the answer to his prayer, for if she was, then he would know the Lord had prospered his journey. 

Sometimes you just have to wait and see to know whether the Lord has granted your prayer. 


  • What do you think of how Rebekah served Abraham’s servant? 
  • How long are you willing to wait to see whether the Lord has prospered your prayer? 

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