Eliezer, Abraham’s servant, did not want to sit down to eat until he explained why he had come and received an answer if he would be able to take Rebecca home to marry Isaac.
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Discuss with your children:
- Do they get down to business or procrastinate?
- Does it matter if you put things off if in the end you get things done?
- Why do they think that it was so important to Eliezer to get an answer before he would sit down to eat?
- Make a list of things that are important to get done right away.
- Make a list of things that are not important to get done right away
- Discuss the difference between the two lists.
- Write a newspaper article explaining why Eliezer felt that it was so important to tell his story and get an answer before he sat down to eat.
- Write a letter from Eliezer to Abraham telling him about his plans for talking to Rebecca’s family.
- Write an explanation of why Eliezer was willing to take care of his camels before he spoke, but was not willing to eat first.
- Make a plan to complete something that you have been putting off.
- Research why people procrastinate doing important things. Make a list of the top ten reasons that people procrastinate.
- Research ways to stop procrastination. Make a list of the top 5 things that might work for you to stop procrastinating.
- Decide on something that is important for you to finish before going down to dinner. Make a case to one of your parents telling them why it is important that you finish before coming down to eat.
- Make a case for your parent why it is important for you to come and eat when you are called.
- How is Abraham’s servant taking care of business before he eats the same and how is it different from you finishing something before you go to eat dinner?