Before he [Abraham's servant] had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, who was the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor. The girl was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever lain with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again. The servant hurried to meet her and said, "Please give me a little water from your jar."
"Drink, my lord," she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink. After she had given him a drink, she said, "I'll draw water for your camels too, until they have finished drinking." So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels. Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the LORD had made his journey successful. (Genesis 24:15-21)
The essence of The Rebekah Principle is that she had a giving, servant attitude.
Three important qualities of The Rebekah Principle:
- Abound in giving - time, talent, treasure. When Abraham's servant asked her for a drink of water, she happily gave it to him without question.
- Anticipate the needs of others. After giving Abraham's servant a drink, she recognized that his camels needed water and immediately acted by giving them water as well.
- Serve without complaining. Rebekah did these things without once complaining about it. She had a servant's heart.