"Love Divine, All Loves Excelling ... "
In Genesis 24, we see the progress of the promise given to Abraham. From generation to generation, God is fulfilling His purpose. Once Rebekkah had agreed to marry Isaac, she received this blessing: "Our sister, may you increase to thousands upon thousands; may your offspring possess the cities of their enemies" (Genesis 24:60). This is clearly referring to the long-term fulfilment of God's promise to Abraham. It was fitting that God's purpose should be carried forward through Isaac. He was a godly man - "He went out to the field one evening to meditate" (Genesis 24:63). If we want to live a godly life, we must learn to spend time with God.
Following on from the love story of Isaac and Rebekkah, we find Jesus, in Matthew 9:15, speaking of Himself as "the bridegroom" who has come to find a bride for Himself. From a story of human love to the Story of "love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven to earth come down", we turn our hearts to worship - "Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!" (Psalm 8:9).