It Became Abraham’s Property

God promised the land of Canaan to Abraham. When Sarah died, he could have buried her in the burial plot of the Hittites. He chose to pay for a separate burial ground.

He was a good example of being “in the world but not of it,” (see John 17:16; 1 John 2:15-17). He did not join the Hittites. He paid for the piece of ground and buried Sarah there. Abraham got a foothold in the land his descendants would occupy.

Genesis 23:17, “That’s how Ephron’s field next to Mamre – the field, its cave, and all the trees within its borders – became Abraham’s property.” The Message

Am I willing to pay a price to keep separate from the world? Have you?

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