Near the end of his life, in chapters 23 and 24, Abraham trusts God’s promises in two of life’s big moments—death and marriage.
First, death: A burial plot for Sarah isn’t cheap. Abraham could use a borrowed grave like any other wanderer might. But he believes God’s promise that the land will belong to his descendants. This is his great hope beyond death. So he gladly pays the first price quoted to buy clear title to a burial ground in the Promised Land—because he trusts God.
We may be tempted to think death is the end, or to grieve without hope, or to live only for this life. But we trust that in Jesus we have an inheritance even greater than Abraham’s. It will never spoil or fade, and is kept in heaven for us.