Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (16th May, 2016)

Posted: May 16, 2016 in Bible, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion
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FAVOURABLE RECEPTION

 Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Genesis 24:52-67

…thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

Genesis 24:4

This world cannot run without delegated authorities. A delegated authority is somebody who is sent on behalf of another. Most of us would love to deal with the boss himself. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to deal with the highest authority. Anyone who cannot relate properly with a delegated authority is a disaster waiting to happen!

When God sends His prophets we must accept them. We have to make do with the prophets even though we would prefer to relate to God Himself. God has sent us His Son. You will have to go through the Son if you want to have anything to do with the Father.

Isaac successfully related with the person his father delegated. Isaac accepted his father’s servant Eliezer of Damascus. Eliezer went to select a wife for Isaac and Isaac accepted it. Some people would accept it if their father chose a wife for them. But how many would accept if a delegated servant chose a wife for them? Most people would feel that the delegated authority would not be capable of choosing the right wife for them. Through Isaac’s humility and the acceptance of the delegated authority, he continued to walk in the footsteps of his father Abraham and continued the line of greatness, becoming one of the patriarchs of both Israel and Christianity.

Many people do not receive the anointing because they will not accept the people God will send to them. Rejecting delegated authority is perhaps the commonest mistake of proud people!

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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