It is vital that we spend time in God’s Word.
But it’s not always easy.We read a chapter and we don’t know what to get out of it or even how to start to understand it.
I thought I could try to help you get a little something out of what you are reading by providing you with some questions to ask as you look at the text. Good questions are a good start to understanding. Sometimes there will be more questions, sometimes less.
You can do this!
So, get a notebook, a pen, your Bible, and if you would like some help, take some time to answer the questions, and you may be surprised by all God teaches you.
- Who dies at the beginning of this chapter?
- What does Abraham want to buy for her?
- What do the Hittites say to him?
- Abraham won’t allow them to give him a tomb. Instead, in verse 9, what does he make clear that he must do?
- But Ephron hears this and he says what?
- How does Abraham respond to that?
- When the King of Sodom tried to give Abraham something he refused, when the Hittites try to give him something he refuses. Abraham is demonstrating that he is not relying on man for the fulfillment of the promises, but on whom?
- In the New Testament, God uses Abraham as an example of what faith looks like. What can we learn about faith here?
- This is the land God had promised Abraham. He only has a portion of it now, but he buries Sarah here, in confidence that one day God will fulfill all His promises.
- How confident are you that God will keep all His promises? What in your life demonstrates that confidence?