The Seeking of a Bride

Scripture Passage: 
Genesis 24:1-4
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Introduction: This outline makes an application of the story of this chapter by using the main characters as types. This story is a beautiful picture of Jesus taking the church as His bride. The story line of this section of Genesis fits the dispensational picture:

  • The Offering of the Son – Genesis 22
  • The Loss of the Father’s Wife – Genesis 23
  • A Bride for the Son – Genesis 24
  • The Father Remarries – Genesis 25

In this typology:

  • Abraham is a type of God the Father
  • Isaac is a type of God the Son
  • The servant is a type of the Holy Ghost
  • Rebekah is a type of the church.
  1. THE SERVANT SOUGHT A BRIDE FOR THE FATHER (Genesis 24:1-9; Acts 15:14)
  2. THE SERVANT REVEALED THE FATHER AND THE SON (Genesis 24:34-36; John 16:13-15)
  3. THE SERVANT OFFERED THE SON TO THE BRIDE (Genesis 24:48-49; John 15:26; 16:8)
  4. THE BRIDE ACCEPTED THE OFFER OF THE SERVANT (Genesis 24:54-60; Romans 10:8-13)
  5. THE BRIDE WAS KEPT PURE FOR THE SON (Genesis 24:16,44; Ephesians 5:25-27)
  6. THE BRIDE LONGED FOR A LAND YET UNSEEN (Genesis 24:58,61; Colossians 3:1-2; Hebrews 11:10,13-16)
  7. THE BRIDE FULFILLED THE DESIRE OF THE SON (Genesis 24:67; Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Corinthians 15:28)
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 15:19

The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.