And Abraham said to his servant, elder of his household, who ruled over all things that were his, “Put your hand, pray, under my thigh, that I may make you swear by the LORD, God of the heavens and God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanite in whose midst I dwell. Whatever is important to us – we are careful about. Abraham had a right-hand man who ruled over all things that were is and yet on this occasion, he made this most trusted servant swear by the LORD. The servant was trustworthy – Abraham never made his swear about anything else – but here this matter was important to Abraham and so he did not just trust that things would work out on their own. What are we careful about? What do we just trust will work out on its own?