Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I loathe my life because of the Hittite women. If Jacob marries one of the Hittite women like these, one of the women of the land, what good will my life be to me?”
Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women. Arise, go to Paddan-aram to the house of Bethuel your mother's father, and take as your wife from there one of the daughters of Laban your mother's brother. God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples. May he give the blessing of Abraham to you and to your offspring with you, that you may take possession of the land of your sojournings that God gave to Abraham!” Thus Isaac sent Jacob away. And he went to Paddan-aram, to Laban, the son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
by: Cheri Appel.
Rebekah once again directed the family action. She eavesdropped on Esau, warned Jacob to leave, and convinced Isaac that this son should marry a woman from among her relatives. In spite of her selfish motives, God used Rebekah to further His promise. Jacob would become a great nation. He returned to possess the land where he was born. Through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the whole world has been blessed with a Savior. God often allows our selfish motives to spur action that He then uses to carry out His good and perfect will. Let’s thank and praise our wise, wonderful God!