Abraham finally gets some land (Genesis 23)

As a nomad, Abraham lived in the land he’s been promised. How did he finally came to own a piece?

The Cave of Machpelah — Vincent van Gogh

Abraham and Sarah gave their entire lives to establishing a new kind of nation. It would be based on radically different political system: ruled by God instead of humans. It’s how the world was intended to be from the start, and the plan was to show the other nations what they were missing—the blessing of divine rule.

Abraham and Sarah knew they wouldn’t see the project fulfilled in their lifetime. When Sarah died, they owned none of the land God had promised for this nation—not even enough to bury her! That’s living by faith! That’s kingdom vision! Continue reading “Abraham finally gets some land (Genesis 23)”