Mary Selzer

Will you die in peace?

Some of King David’s final  words are recorded in 2 Samuel 23:1-7. In this passage he acknowledges God’s “eternal covenant” that had not yet been fulfilled–a Messianic prophecy about Jesus, coming from David’s seed, Who would rule for eternity. David was certain that God would keep His word. Hence, these questions of confidence: Is not my house right with God?[…]

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Day Seven – Make the match

Today’s scripture: Genesis 24:62-67, 1 John 4:19 After Rebekah said yes to the dress, the servant accompanied her on the return trip, leading her right into the arms of Isaac, who was ready and waiting for his bride. As soon as Isaac saw Rebekah, he welcomed her into his tent and loved her. The servant’s mission was accomplished. The safest[…]

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Day Six – Partner with the Spirit

Today’s scripture:  Genesis 24:58-61, Revelation 22:17 In the brief time the servant spent with this family, he built a relationship of trust. By the time her family asked, “Will you go with this man?” Rebekah responded “yes” without hesitation. She had confidence in both the message and the messenger. The servant had simply established trust. The family presented the proposal.[…]

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Day Five – God’s business or busyness?

Today’s scripture: Genesis 24:33; Luke 2:41-49 Just one more point about the servant’s focus on his master’s business. We need to be careful not to confuse our Father’s “business” with “busyness.” When I was young in ministry, a church leader cautioned me, “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” At that time, I found my identity in how much work[…]

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Day Four – Stay focused

Today’s scripture: Genesis 24:33; John 4:34 In Bible days, food was considered more than nourishment. Mealtime represented hospitality and fellowship—sitting together to munch and muse. Even enemies would set aside their differences and eat together at mealtime. Refusal to stay and eat the prepared food could be considered an insult to the host. Although Abraham’s servant was fully aware of[…]

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Day Three –Stay close to the Well

Today’s scripture: Genesis 24:11, John 12:32 Abraham’s servant knew the importance of the well. It was the central location where women would congregate as they went to draw water. He positioned himself in a perfect spot, keeping the well as the focus. Today, Jesus is our Living Water. If He is kept as the central focus, searching people will find[…]

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Day Two – Take gifts

Today’s scripture: Genesis 24:10, Proverbs 18:16, 2 Corinthians 5:14, Romans 2:4 Solomon said, “A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great.” Abraham’s servant applied this wisdom when he included a wealth of gifts for the potential bride and her family. The Lord’s formula for evangelism is simple: love and kindness. Love[…]

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Day One – Engaging the Son

Today’s Scripture: Genesis 24:1-67 Arranged marriages were common in Bible days. The groom’s father or his chosen representative would make engagement arrangements with the family of the future bride, quite similar to the actions Abraham took in this story to find his son a wife. No doubt Abraham, who by this time was quite advanced in age, was eager to[…]

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