“And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master’s brother’s daughter unto his son.”
Abraham’s servant didn’t have an easy task to do, but that doesn’t mean that the task wasn’t worthy of him doing. One of the things that has weakened this generation is their love for ease instead of the love for doing what is right no matter how hard it may be. Because of the difficulty of this task, Abraham’s servant asked for the LORD’s help to guide him in the “right way,” and God blessed his prayer and led him to Rebekah who eventually followed him back and became Isaac’s wife.
The fact that this verse talks about the “right way” means that there is also a wrong way. Finding the right way to go in life may seem difficult, but it really is not that hard to discern. The right way and the wrong way are so opposite that when you put the test that Abraham’s servant put to which way he should go, you will find that the right way will be very obvious. Let me show you what this servant did to find the right way so that you can apply these same parameters to your life as you try to discern the right way.
First, the right way is a way that takes faith. The faith of both Abraham and his servant are evident in this story. The right way of life is always filled with faith. You will find that the wrong way is feeling and sight-based; whereas, the right way is filled with faith. You will easily be able to discern what is the right thing you should do by asking yourself, will this way increase my faith.
Second, the right way is filled with prayer. Faith always takes prayer, and this servant prayed for God to guide him in the right way. You will not stay in the right way without spending time with God in prayer. Prayer is where you will find the strength to continue in the right way and the vision for the next step of faith that you should take.
Third, the right way is executed through obedience. The servant didn’t do what he wanted to do, but he did what his master wanted him to do. You cannot find the right way and only do what you want to do. You must be obedient to God if you are going to find the right way of life. When faced about which way to go, ask yourself, does either way cause me not to obey God?
Fourth, the right way takes work. It wasn’t easy for this servant to take the long journey. You can always find an easier way than the right way, but you will find the easier way is filled with heartache. It is always easier to do the work that it takes to do the right way than it does to endure the heartache that the ease of the wrong way brings to your life.
Fifth, the right way is permeated with right decisions. All it takes to get off the right way is one wrong decision. There is always a right and wrong to every decision, and you must be yielded to God’s Holy Spirit if you are going to make the right decision. If you want God’s blessings, you must be extremely careful to make the right decision with every decision.
Sixth, the right way is filled with God. This servant said that the LORD God “led me in the right way.” The LORD God will be sure that you stay in the right way IF you make sure to follow the parameters it takes to find the right way. The LORD is always in the right way; therefore, the right way is the way you will find yourself being close to the LORD.