GENESIS 23

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Genesis 23

ABOUT DEATH

 

In this chapter Abraham deals with the death of his beloved wife, Sarah.

Some things about death have not changed since the days of Abraham.

 

DEATH IS A TIME OF SORROW - Vss. 1-2

 

DEATH IS A TIME OF SUPPORT - Vss. 3-6

Dealing with the death of a loved is easier when there are those there to support you.

In Abraham's case, the Sons of Heath were supportive, offering to him a place of burial of his choice.

Praise God for those Christians who "…weep with them that weep." (Romans 12:15)

 

DEATH IS A TIME OF SPENDING - Vss. 7-16

Abraham purchased a field with a cave in order to bury Sarah.  We can't escape expenses when someone dies.  However, I personally feel that we can spend too much.  Although a casket is necessary, I don't think it needs to be the most expensive.  After all, the body is only a shell that God will raise again.

 

DEATH IS A TIME OF SEPARATION - Vss. 8, 17-20

A dead person is placed out of sight. - Vs. 8

The dead person is gone.

The dead person is separated from the land of the living and his loved ones and friends.

For the Christian however, this separation is temporary.  2 Corinthians 5:8-9, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

 

 

 

 

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