July 2, 2018 Afternoon Verse Of The Day

24:27Blessed be the Lord: In these and the following words, Abraham’s servant gave God true, public praise, as is later to be found in the Book of Psalms (Ps. 105:1, 2). Mercy and truth together mean something like “the Lord’s utterly unswerving loyalty.” being on the way, the Lord led me: What an outstanding pairing of concepts! God did not lead someone who was being lazy but who was already actively pursuing the will of God.[1]

24:27–28 God’s swift answer to the servant’s prayer evokes an immediate response of worship and praise.[2]

24:27 the Lord has led me. God guides His saints through providential acts (cf. 50:20). Later in the Pentateuch the expression is used for God’s special guidance of His people through the wilderness to the Promised Land (Ex. 13:17, 21; 15:13).[3]

[1] Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson’s new illustrated Bible commentary (p. 46). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

[2] Crossway Bibles. (2008). The ESV Study Bible (p. 91). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

[3] Sproul, R. C. (Ed.). (2005). The Reformation Study Bible: English Standard Version (p. 48). Orlando, FL; Lake Mary, FL: Ligonier Ministries.

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