First of Many
When someone died during the period of the Patriarchs, they were buried in a family grave. They were “gathered to his/her people” (Genesis 35:29). Abraham had no land to call his own, no place to bury the wife he loved. Returning her body to Mesopotamia was out of the question.
As an expression of their faith, Abraham purchased a field at Machpelah. The property had a cave where Sarah could be buried. The rest of her family would also be buried there when their time came. This simple purchase by Abraham was a demonstration of his great faith. Their extended family would be buried in the Promised Land.
Take five minutes and watch this week’s installment of Five Alive from One From Israel. Your teacher is Dr. David Mishkin. The Story of Abraham is an account you should learn to tell. There is a sample video of that as well.
Let’s Talk About It
- What role does patience play in the building of character in the life of a disciple of Jesus?
- Prepare a brief testimony of how the Lord taught you to depend on His timing in your life.
- How would you explain the importance of learning to wait on the Lord to a young believer?