HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
And he said O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. Genesis 24:12
This worthy man, Eliezer, the steward of Abraham’s house, was almost garrulous about his master. Count up the number of times in which he contrives to bring in the two words, “my master.” We may learn from him how to speak of our Master, whenever we get the opportunity. “Rabboni, which, being interpreted, is, My Master.”
We too can speak of the Lord God as our master. The servant did not know Jehovah directly; it was enough that he had seen and heard Abraham pray to Him. This encouraged him to draw near for himself. So we are emboldened to draw near because God is the God and Father of our Master Jesus. We love Him that was begotten, and are attracted to Him of whom Jesus said, “I ascend to my Father, and your Father; to my God, and your God.”
We, too, ran plead for our Master’s sake. When asking for good speed to be sent to himself, he alleged as his plea that it would be showing kindness to his master Abraham. So when we ask great things from God, we can plead in the name of Jesus, and urge that in answering our petition God will be showing kindness to His Well-beloved.
Live, too, should bless in our Master’s name. When the answer was given, this reverent soul gave thanks as though the favour had been shown to his master. Indeed, all through his intercourse with Bethuel and Laban, he seems to have lost his identity in Abraham. He could talk of nothing else but that one scheme; was only eager to carry his point for his master’s sake; and when the errand was done, longed only to get back to his master’s side. It is a beautiful lesson for those who call Jesus Master and Lord.