She was a virgin – (purity)
She got down from her camel – (respect)
She covered her face with her veil – (modesty)
Purity – Since she’s a virgin, that means she hadn’t had sex with anyone. She understood that God created her and values her and wasn’t going to just give herself away to any old boy. She did what it says in Hebrews 13: “marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure.” When Isaac and Rebekah got married, it was how God designed it to work!
Respect – She got down off her camel…it’s like saying, she stopped texting when someone was talking to her…she was in an elevated position and symbolically lowered herself (remember, she has the heart of a servant)
Men crave respect, women crave love. That’s why men don’t receive flowers and gush, but when we hear someone say “I’m proud of you” …oh baby…
The quickest way to ruin a man is to make fun of him publicly or to call him a failure. Rebekah respects Isaac and that’s hot.
Modesty – Covering her face with a veil is still practiced in the middle east. At THIS time it was a sign of modesty and respect. So, quickly, I want to give you “Four Guidelines For Modesty:”
- If you have trouble getting into it or out of it, it is probably not modest.
- If you have to be careful when you sit down or bend over, it is probably not modest.
- If people look at any part of your body before looking at your face, it is probably not modest.
- If you can see your most private body parts or an outline of those parts under the fabric, it is probably not modest.
Rebekah had obvious character. And that’s hot.
(Next post: The “T” in HOT)