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The Rewards Of Kindness (2) by Btruth: 6:12am On Jul 30
The rewards of kindness (2)

Fri, 30 Jul 2021

‘I will draw water for your camels also.’ Genesis 24:19

The story of Rebekah teaches us a very important truth about life: when opportunity knocks, make sure you’re ready to answer the door. Rebekah didn’t think about the extra effort and time required to water ten thirsty camels. She didn’t say, ‘I don’t do that kind of work, that’s not in my job description.’ She lived by the principle: ‘Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might.’ (Ecclesiastes 9:10 NIV) She didn’t suddenly develop a work ethic when Eliezer showed up, she practised one every day. And there came a day when it paid off.

Faithfulness in small things brings great rewards. God is your boss; He’s watching your attitude and actions in small things. Big moments don’t come to people who wait for them; they come from faithfulness in small moments, in daily routines and non-glamorous service. And you’ll notice something else. Rebekah didn’t quote the Torah or ask Eliezer what his religion was. Instead of trying to be ‘super spiritual’ she decided to be gracious. As a result she got his attention, earned his respect and ended up in the family of Abraham. It doesn’t get any better!

When Rebekah took Eliezer home to meet her family they wanted her to wait for ten days before going to meet Isaac. That was customary. But Rebekah said, ‘I will go.’ (Genesis 24:58 NIV) When God opens the door, don’t delay. And don’t say, ‘Others are more qualified than me.’ If God has called you then you’re the right person, so step over your fears and move in the direction He is leading you.

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