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Abraham’s servant did not seek a rich girl, or even a beautiful girl for Isaac. He looked for someone who would do the work herself and be kind, offering water also to his animals.

Bible Study Tools

Bible Talk

Discuss with your children what qualities

  • they look for in friends
  • God looks for in us

Creative Thinking

  • If Abraham’s servant went looking for a wife for Isaac today, what sign would he ask from God?
  • Why do you think Abraham’s servant was willing to ask for water for himself, but not for his camels?

Homeschooling Projects

  • Make a list of qualities that you will look for in a spouse.
        • How many of these qualities do you possess?
  • Make a list of qualities that you look for in friends.
        • How many of these qualities do you possess?
  • Research camels and how much water they need to drink.
  • Research how much water people need to drink.
  • If someone would ask Abraham’s servant why it was important to him that the girl would offer his camel water to drink, what would he answer?
  • Write a letter from Abraham’s servant to Abraham telling about the qualities of the girl which he found for Isaac.
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