Have you ever tried to do something nice for someone and they just won’t let you? Or maybe you’re the person who is hard to serve. I tend to be the latter but one time my friend rebuked me because I was stopping them from being a blessing to me. Now I only say no once and if the person insists I just accept it and say thank you. So if you are looking for someone who will let you serve them just let me know =). Ephron must have felt like Abraham was just being difficult. He tried and tried to give him the land but Abraham insisted that he pay for it. Why was Abraham being so difficult?
Abraham wasn’t being difficult, he was being faithful to the calling that God had given him. Hebron was part of the Promised Land that God had promised to Abraham and his descendants. Abraham was demonstrating his trust in God’s promise by establishing future rights to this land and a marker for his future descendants to be associated with. This was a big move because Abraham’s wife was forever going to be in this land so he had to have supreme confidence in God’s plan to establish his family there in the future.
Have you ever wrestled with a calling from God? Did/Do you believe in God’s call on your life enough to take steps of faith toward that goal?
By: Chad Wiles