Beyond This Life

Abraham Series - Part 13

“Sarah lived 127 years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.  2 And Sarah died at Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.  3 And Abraham rose up from before his dead and said to the Hittites,  4 "I am a sojourner and foreigner among you; give me property among you for a burying place, that I may bury my dead out of my sight…. 19 After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Mach-pelah east of Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.  20 The field and the cave that is in it were made over to Abraham as property for a burying place by the Hittites."
- Genesis 23:1-4, 19-20 

“Abraham gave all he had to Isaac.  6 But to the sons of his concubines Abraham gave gifts, and while he was still living he sent them away from his son Isaac, eastward to the east country.  7 These are the days of the years of Abraham's life, 175 years.  8 Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.  9 Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, east of Mamre,  10 the field that Abraham purchased from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried, with Sarah his wife.”
- Genesis 25:5-10  

13 These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.  14 For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.  15 If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return.  16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.”
- Hebrews 11:13-16