“you shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live, but you will go to my country and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac” (Genesis 24: 3-4).

Whether married or single, each would do well to consider the implications of marriage being communicated by Abraham to his servant regarding an appropriate wife for Isaac. It is a relationship not to be entered into casually because of cultural expectations, but selectively on the basis of shared beliefs, common values, and life mission of glorifying God. He has designed this covenant relationship of marriage to perpetuate the covenant of faith in the forthcoming generations.

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