What does Genesis 24:14 mean?Abraham's servant continues to pray to the "God of my master Abraham," asking for success in his mission to find his master's son a wife. He has been sent to find a woman from Abraham's extended family in Mesopotamia (Genesis 24:3–4). The city of Nahor, named after one of Abraham's relatives, is a good place to start (Genesis 11:27). His prayer reflects a desire to see Abraham's wish fulfilled. Now, the servant becomes specific in this request. He wants God, in essence, to allow one of these young women to be the one God has chosen for Isaac. He also wants a sign from God about which one it is.
The servant's plan is this: He will ask the young women to draw some water for him to drink. The one God has chosen will be the one who says, "Drink, and I will water your camels also." What this young woman would be offering in watering the camels would not be a small task. Abraham's servant had ten thirsty camels with him. That will require drawing a lot of heavy water.
In addition to seeking a divine confirmation from God about which girl is the right one, it's likely the servant also intends this as a test of the girl's generosity and servanthood. Anyone willing to serve in this way without being asked would be demonstrating good and generous character. The servant is not merely looking for the prettiest or the most eager young woman; he is sincerely seeking a woman of depth and virtue.
The servant concludes his prayer by saying that when the Lord does this for him, he will know that God has shown steadfast love to his master. God's answer to the prayer will be a sign of God's love.