“No, my lord,” he said. “Listen to me; I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it.” Genesis 23:11a
Something about this exchange caught me as ‘funny’ today.
Abraham is in a foreign land. His wife has died. He wants to buy land to bury her.
Seems simple enough.
People are trying to give him the land, but he keeps wanting to pay for it.
1) How often do we complain about how little people are willing to help these days, while refusing the help that is being offered to us?
2) What does this say about receiving gifts that might have ‘strings’ attached later?
Just some unusual thoughts while reading the Bible today.
How about you?