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What is the burial rite for the Jews?
1 Liner: Abraham trusted God's promise by chosing to bury his wife's burial site at Machpelah when he is still a sojouner
Paul: Abraham is the buying the land with the field and cave so that he can bury his dead.
let everything that we do bring glory to God
death comes inevitably and we must treat the dead body with respect
sorry it should be "to BUY his wife's..."
God provided a burial place for Sarah, Abraham’s wife in a foreign land
Chai: God provided for Abraham a little land of final rest (burial) in the promised land where he was yet a pilgrim, a foreigner.
One Liner :Abraham deal very fair with Hittites, paying full for the burial site even though the land has been promised to him.
All man will meet its end that is death
Abraham mourns over Sarah and determined that she has a proper burial place
even in death God will provide.
Glorifying God through actions of uncovetousness, honesty and frankness especially to heathen people
God was graceful to provide a burial place to Abraham and his family up to 3 generations.
Abraham's trust in God's covenant faithfulness prompted his purchase of the plot where he and his descendants were to be buried.
Abraham rejected Ephron's gift not because of pride but because he did not want to be indebted to Ephron. He did it in justice .
Abraham honoured his dead wife with a fine burial ground and not owing any favour any man, his action also honoured God.
Abraham took care of his wife till her death, by buying a burial place for her. (Linda)
Personally, how much of this earth do I need (to acquire/ possess), if I believe in God's promise of eternal life in the new heavens and new earth? (Chai)
Application: Insist on doing / persevere to do the honorable thing before God and man
God bless and straighten the path for His people who are humble and honourable. (Kean)
Do not take advantage of people or treat people unfairly for own benefit - an Application derived from Abraham's paying a fair price to Ephron for the land.
yes, elder sam! :)
Paul. As the need arises, God will make use of what we have.
Application: Deal with people with fairness.
Peggy Vong 2
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Be fair and open in our dealings. Cheating bargains will not bear light.
Abraham establish the law of personal ownership by willing buyer, willing seller, a prerequsite to a modern contractual law.
Peggy Vong 2
As Christians we should conduct business with the world honorably, wisely, courteously , fairly , prudently and generously.
Peggy Vong 2
Sorry this is application.
Does this set a precedent of chinese ching ming?
Honour our spouse in life and in death, more important in life.
Like Abraham, we oughta live in the present in light of the future. (Heb 11:8-10, Heb 11:13-16; 1Pet 2:11-17)
Even though the promised land will be his forever, in the age to come, Abraham asserted no right of ownership in this life likewise we too, afterall, this world is not our home
Thank you ELDER SAM!!