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Abraham was offered his pick of free land to bury his wife Sarah. He refused. Why? Why insist on paying for something of quality being offered for free?

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Bible Talk

Discuss with your children if they ever received something for free?

  • Was it special?
  • Did they appreciate it?
  • Were they ever afraid of someone taking the item back?

Discuss with your children if they ever paid for anything with their own money?

  • How was it different from receiving something for free?
  • Did they appreciate it?
  • Were they ever afraid of someone taking the item back?

Creative Thinking

Make a list of things that you would not accept even if they were offered for free in one column. Next to each item write a short reason why you would not accept the item for free.

Homeschooling Projects

  • Even in the time of Bible land was a valuable commodity. Write a paper explaining why land has always been valuable.
  • We all like a bargain. What could have been so important to Abraham that he wanted it known that he paid the going rate for the land? Write a blog for Abraham explaining why he wanted to pay the going rate.
  • Write out a defense for Abraham that would stand up in court against someone who would want to take the land away in the future.
  • Be a reporter and interview Abraham about why he bought the land in Hebron when he could have received land there for free.
  • It is known to this day where the land is that Abraham bought. It is in Hebron, Israel.
    • Find the location on a map.
    • Find out who else is buried in the same location.
    • Read about what the city of Hebron is like today.
  • Pick another creative activity to express yourself and how you feel about Abraham buying land to bury Sarah when he could have received land for free in Hebron.

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