How will you know who the right person is? Will you ask your parents or an adult for advice?
Do you want to know how people in the Bible chose who to marry? Normality, the parents chose a wife for their sons. Usually it was a young woman from their family, from God‘s people. That meant she would worship God and not idols.
Some young men ignored the advice given by their parents and chose a young woman who did not respect God, and they were not happy. That’s what happened to Samson.
However, there are many young people in the Bible who followed the advice of God and their parents. One of them was Isaac.
Do you know who Isaac was? He was the son of Abraham.
Abraham sent his servant Eliezer to his brother Nahor’s house. Eliezer asked God for a sign to know who was the woman chosen for Isaac. Sure enough, he found her. Her name was Rebekah; she was Nahor’s granddaughter.
As was the custom, the groom had to give money or valuable things to the father of the bride to compensate him because he was going to lose his daughter. The gifts that the groom gave to the father or the family of the bride were called a «dowry.» That’s what Eliezer gave to Rebekah’s family.
Do you want to know how Eliezer knew who the right girl was for Isaac?
Read Genesis 24. Then write the story in your own words in your Prayer Journal and ask Cod to help you choose your partner when you are older.