Genesis 24

2 I have read that this is a euphemistic translation.This action indicated that the servant would be accountable to Abraham and his descendents to keep the promise he was about to make.
3 Abraham did not want Isaac to marry a local pagan woman.
4 Whether Abraham's extended family feared God appears to be questionable (Gen 31:34). Perhaps other facets of avoiding local women was to 1) avoid obtaining land through marriage rather than through God's promise 2) Abraham did not want Isaac caught in political obligation to the Canaanites 3) God specifically told Abraham to avoid this kind of marriage.
5 Whenever you enter an agreement, it is good to explore all the possibilities beforehand. The servant may have thought that Abraham might die before the task was accomplished, and wanted to know ahead of time what his desires were.
6 God had specifically told Abraham to leave his family's country and promised that his descendents would inherit Canaan. Abraham was not to allow his son to return to the "old" country.
14 The servant makes a request. The request is for hospitality. Hospitality was highly prized. Today it might seem strange for us to see a young woman (or anyone) go out of her way to be hospitable to a complete stranger.
17 The servant takes a step of faith.
19 Got fulfills the request to the last detail.
21 Even when God is working we sometimes have doubts.
22 The woman would have been richly rewarded whether or not this was the "right" one.
25 She still did not know who the stranger was, but she opened her brother's house to him (she apparently knew that this would be acceptable to her brother).
26 Don't forget to thank God when He grants a request.
28 While the servant prepared to move his small caravan, the woman went and gave an advanced announcement of the stranger's impending visit.
29 Whether Laban ran because he wanted to quickly help the stranger or because he saw the gold, is not known. This is only questionable because of Laban's later greed and deception.
32 It appears that the servant brought feed and water with him. He would not be a burden on the host family.
33 Even though dinner was served, the servant felt that his mission was more important than food.
50 It was obvious to everyone that God had caused events to happen as they did. They would not hinder God now.
54 Having his mission mostly completed, the servant wanted to bring it to a quick completion (after all, Abraham was very old, and the servant wanted him to see his son married).
55 Farewells can be hard. They did not want Rebekah to be there one day and gone the next.
57 It is interesting that they would leave the choice to Rebekah. It was common to treat women like objects, but here we see that a woman's opinion was considered.
58 Rebekah was willing, not knowing where she would go, or whom this man was that she was to marry. In the same way we should go where God wants us to and do what God wants us to do, even if where or what is unclear.
60 Perhaps a common blessing, but here it has prophetic meaning.
63 Isaac was a man of prayer. When he finished his prayer, he saw the caravan approaching.
67 The marriage celebration is not mentioned, and may have not happened. What is important, though, is that Isaac loved Rebekah. These days we appear to have trouble finding love through the dating procedure, and we think it would be difficult for two people in an arranged marriage who had never seen each other before. However, love is a commitment. The "feelings" of love come and go, but true love is not dependent on feelings.Isaac may not have had anyone he could truly share his grief with after his mother's death. Rebekah may have provided that comfort for him.