There is a Cost
Genesis 25:50-53 (NIV)
50 Laban and Bethuel answered, “This is from the Lord; we can say nothing to you one way or the other. 51 Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master’s son, as the Lord has directed.”
52 When Abraham’s servant heard what they said, he bowed down to the ground before the Lord. 53 Then the servant brought out gold and silver jewelry and articles of clothing and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave costly gifts to her brother and to her mother. 54 Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night there.
When they got up the next morning, he said, “Send me on my way to my master.”
Abraham was getting old and sent his servant to go find a wife for his son, Isaac. Abraham had faith that God will provide and even his servant, Eliezer, was determined not to let his master down. He prayed a specific prayer and it all started to come out in his favor. When Rebekah’s parents answered that this must have been from the Lord, the servant brought out gold and silver jewelry and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave costly gifts to her brother and to her mother. There was a price to be paid to get Rebekah to leave her family and to come back with him to marry Isaac.
To achieve a great goal will require sacrifice. The definition of sacrifice is to give up something important for the sake of other considerations. If you are serious about getting to a specific goal in your life, you need to ask what it will cost, what am I willing to give and is it worth it? Abraham’s servant knew he found what he was sent for when he found Rebekah. Jesus made a decision that cost him his life, he gave up his position at the right hand of God in Heaven and all of his powers. The final question was whether I was worth going to the cross for and Jesus would say definitely ‘Yes’. This is because of his overwhelming love for each and every one of us. Salvation is free only because Jesus paid a high price on the cross.