“ I am a foreigner and stranger among you. Sell me some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead.” (Genesis 23:4)
Abraham and Sarah had over century together as man and wife with only their son Issac to show as fruit of their life together. Abraham had, by faith, left the comforts of his home to go to the land of Canaan that God had promised him. After decades of Sarah being barren miraculously she gave birth. At the time of her death Issac was 37 years of age. The fact that Abraham had to buy property to bury Sarah in the land that God promised him, may seem to be a long and wasted life by human observation. A life of never arriving to see anything but the seed that was promised in Issac. While wandering in the land God had promised, they wandered not as landowners but as complete strangers.
“It was by faith that even Sarah was able to have a child, though she was barren and was too old. She believed that God would keep his promise. And so a whole nation came from this one man who was as good as dead—a nation with so many people that, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore, there is no way to count them.”
You see, God honored the timeless faith of Sarah and Abraham who appeared as strange foreigners while dwelling in tents in Canaan. They believed in God’s ability to come through in spite of their circumstances. It’s a beautiful thing when we continue to trust and believe in the Lord for our eternal dwelling place with Him. It’s true, even as we seek by His Spirit to declare the scriptures and obediently follow Him. It’s important to know we are making an impact and leaving an inheritance that will carry over into eternity. Often we are tempted to only view things that we can see with our eyes and what our physical inheritance will be, but as we live for the eternal those that surround us in our lives and families can catch hold of something that far outweighs and is more glorious then all those other things. Don’t let your circumstance discourage you, but continue to look to the Lord as the day comes closer when we will receive our eternal inheritance.
“A eternal inheritance in the Lord is the greatest inheritance one can leave for their loved ones”
Heavenly Father, I thank You that through Your precious blood not only am I forgiven but I’m receiving an eternal inheritance through Jesus that will last forever. Please continue to help me believe and trust in You and Your word even when things here look differently than I had hoped for. Please help me to have faith when I don’t have sight. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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