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Genesis 25:
20. Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah,
the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddam-aram.
Rebekah was the sister of Laban.
Genesis 24:
67. And Isaac brought Rebekah into his mother's tent, and she became his wife.
He loved her very much, and she was a special comfort to him after the loss of his mother.

Isaac loved Rebekah very much. What does love mean in this context?
Ephesians 5 says this to men:
  25.   And you husbands, show the same kind of love to your wives as Christ showed to the Church when he died for her, .....
  28.   That is how husbands should treat their wives, loving them as parts of themselves. For since a man and his wife are now one, a man is really doing himself a favor and loving himself when he loves his wife!

Therefore, what Isaac did in loving Rebekah, was to think of her with the same consideration he used in thinking about himself.

He knew he deserved to be honoured as a prominent man in the area. Therefore, he treated his wife with honour in the eyes of the community where they lived.

He knew that she had left her own family and her own community to be married to him, so he made sure that she didn't feel lonely and left out in his home.

Isaac did this by spending time to get to know what made Rebekah tick. He took the time to get to know her: her likes and dislikes; her strengths and weaknesses. Then evidently he did all he could to make her feel loved and cherished in her new life with him.

Father, since You honour marriage, bless our marriage today.
Stir up within us both a desire for You and Your purposes which will take us in the direction of greatest honour for You and greatest fulfilment for us,
in Jesus' name,

See you tomorrow, God willing.
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Meanwhile, be blessed in all you do today,

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