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Weekly Wisdom from the Word by Pastor Dennis Dodson: The Unnamed Servant

By: Pastor Dennis Dodson

Vice President/ Treasurer

Seeds of Faith, Inc., A Non-Profit Ministry

Colossians 3:16-17

“Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…”

In Genesis 24, Abraham sends his servant to find a wife for the son of

promise, Isaac. This servant is the most striking character in the chapter. The

servant is only about his master’s business, nothing else concerns him. He goes

exactly where the master commands him. He prays every step of the way. He

refuses to eat until he has done the master’s will. He exalts the name of the master

and tells of the master’s son who is heir to everything. Are you beginning to see

the parallels?

In the story, Isaac is heir to everything Abraham has, but he has no

bride. His father wants to make sure he has an appropriate bride.

The scriptures tell us that God the Father has committed everything into the

hand of his son Jesus Christ (John 3:35). Jesus Christ is the rightful heir to all that

there is (Hebrews 1:2). Jesus has everything but a bride. God calls faithful servants

to go and invite others into an intimate relationship with His son. That relationship

is compared to a marriage. We become the bride of Christ.

We follow the pattern of the unnamed servant. We answer the call and

commit to the work the Lord has prepared for us (2 Timothy 1:9). We are to be

about the master’s business (Ephesians 2:10). We are to be radically obedient to

the commands of God (John 14:15). We are to pray without ceasing (I

Thessalonians 5:17). We are to exalt the name of the Lord (Psalm 118:28). We

invite others to come and be wed to God’s one and only begotten son (Isaiah


Scripture tells of a marriage supper of the Lamb that will happen one day

(Revelation 19:7-9). The bride has made herself ready. That is, she has accepted

the marriage invitation. She has been saved by grace through faith. The bride is

found properly clothed in the righteousness of Christ. This is the garment Christ

gives you to wear to the wedding. Are you prepared and properly clothed?

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