“Then Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying, I am a foreigner and a visitor among you. Give me property for a burial place among you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.” Genesis 23:3-4
Death always makes things real, it shows us how short life really is! We may live forty, fifty, sixty or even a hundred years but that is a drop in the bucket in the annals of time. We come from the dust, so shall we return to the dust! So live for the LORD!
“All go to one place: all are from the dust, and all return to dust.” Ecclesiastes 3:20
Remember this world is not our permanent home, so our focus and our hope needs to be in the LORD!
“In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
Here we see Abraham is all about God, are we? He’s being a witness for the LORD using Sarah’s death to show we need to be separated from the world! As believers we should never fit in with worldliness! We need to be Holy (special) not ordinary, Sanctified – set apart!
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
Let us make our lives count for the LORD today, not the world! We all have just a short time here on earth so lets make it count, knowing that ten out of ten are going to die and those of us who know the LORD, we will be with Him! So have a blessed day sharing the hope of heaven!