Read: Genesis 24

Once we reach adulthood, we tend to be independent in taking life-changing decisions. We might consult and gain wisdom from our elders or follow the pattern of our friends. Do we depend on God to help us make the right decision for us? It can be anything regarding where to go, what to do, where to settle, whom to marry, etc. The Bible teaches us how Abraham depended on God to go to the Promised Land. He left his family and the gods whom his father served, to follow the true living God. When his nephew Lot accompanied Abraham and his family, Lot chose to settle down in Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 13:10-11). He did not follow Abraham to the Promised Land Canaan. Abraham depended on God’s choice. He knew that God had what was best in store for him. They came to the land of Canaan as God promised him (Gen. 12:5).

God helped Isaac find a bride through his father Abraham’s servant Eliezer. Isaac didn’t rely on his choice alone. God brought the perfect bride Rebecca for Isaac. But Isaac’s son Esau married Canaanite women (who served other gods) which displeased Isaac (Gen. 28:8). Esau’s marriage was not according to God’s choice.

God’s choices are always the best. It is always better to trust in God than to depend on man (Ps. 118:8). He will never leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5). And with God nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37). Can we fully leave everything for God to decide in prayer and supplication? He will definitely show us the way, and His way is always the best.

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