Finding A Spouse
God's Way

Genesis 24 Study

by Mary Van Nattan Stephens


In these last days, "finding" a spouse can be very difficult for the Bible believing and Bible practicing Christian. There are many things in the word of God which are helpful and needful in this. The time to understand these is before you start down this path. If you already have been looking without the high calling of God in mind, there is no time like the present to change and follow God's word. If you are married and did it "wrong" because you did not know these things, then how about raising your standards and training your kids to do righteously, rather than getting offended and excusing your own mistakes? Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

This study is on Genesis chapter 24 in the King James Bible. It will not all be done at once since this is probably the most exhaustive chapter in the scriptures on this subject.

Many of the examples from real life in this article have been altered to protect the identities of the subjects.

Page 1
Part 1 vs. 1-4
Parts 1-5 vs.5-15
Updated Sept. '05
Page 2
Parts 6-9
vs. 16-32
Updated Oct. '05
Page 3
Parts 10-14
vs. 33-48
Updated Oct. '05
Page 4
Parts 15-18
vs. 49-53
Updated Oct. '05
Page 5
Parts 19-22
vs. 54-63
Updated Oct. '05
Page 6
Parts 23-

Note: Things are added and changed in all
parts of this study from time to time.


Note: If you are not born again,
then what is presented here will not do you
much good. Only a child of God can be lead
of the Spirit in these matters.

Please read The Gospel page.




background and graphics by Mary Stephens
Vintage painting by Edmund Blair Leighton
updated 2019