|Benjamin West (1738–1820), Isaac's servant tying the bracelet on Rebecca's arm|
Strengths and accomplishments:
Weaknesses and mistakes:
- When confronted with a need, she took immediate action
- She was accomplishment oriented
Lessons from her life:
- Her initiative was not always balanced by wisdom
- She favored one of her sons
- She deceived her husband
- Our actions must be guided by God's Word
- God makes use even of our mistakes in his plan
- Parental favoritism hurts a family
- Where: Haran, Canaan
- Occupation: Wife, mother, household manager
- Relatives: Grandparents - Nahor and Milcah. Father: Bethuel. Husband: Isaac. Brother: Laban. Twin sons - Jacob and Esau.
"Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death" (Genesis 24:67). "Isaac, who had a a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob" (Genesis 25:28).
Rebekah's story is told in Genesis 24-29. She also is mentioned in Romans 9:10.
All material quoted is from the Life Application Study Bible. This series first ran in 2004 and 2005. I'm refreshing it as I go. For links to the whole study, go to the Genesis Index. For more about the resources used, go here.