Isaac and Ishmael Bury Their Father

Isaac and Ishmael Bury Their Father

7 Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years. 8 Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years; and he was gathered to his people. 9 His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite, 10 the field Abraham had bought from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah. 11 After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac, who then lived near Beer Lahai Roi. Genesis 25:7-11

Abraham’s oldest boys buried him beside Sarah. The Bible tells us, though, that God blessed Isaac, Abraham’s second born. Because we are privy to the ends to these stories, we’ve known all along that there would friction between those two boys. They were able to come to agreement on burying their father. After that, they would be at each other’s throats up to modern day Israel.

The Lord was faithful once again in blessing Isaac and have that lineage advance as planned and promised. Throughout this book we continue to see God being faithful to His promises under a variety of conditions.

God can be trusted when all others falter around us. That is the general history of God throughout the centuries.

Don’t miss the significance of the truth of God’s faithfulness.

It will transform our lives if we let it.

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