“Thus Ephron’s field in Machpelah, facing Mamre, together with its cave and all the trees anywhere within its limits, was conveyed to Abraham by purchase in the presence of all the Hittites who sat on Ephron’s town council.” —Genesis 23:17-18

For the burial of Sarah, Abraham purchased his first plot of land in the promised land. God’s promises of a son, a great nation, and now a land were being fulfilled.

Prayer: Lord, may I not fail to claim all Your promises to me.
Promise: “After this transaction, Abraham buried his wife Sarah in the cave of the field of Machpelah, facing Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.” —23:19

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