Questions to help you dig deeper into this message:
Read Genesis 23. How did the Lord speak to you from this message? What stood out?
Read 1 Timothy 3:7, Proverbs 3:4, 7:1, 1 Peter 2:12, Acts 24:16, Proverbs 22:1 Why is the Lord so concerned about our reputation with outsiders? Can you give some examples where this has been important to those you know?
Abraham pays Ephron 400 shekels of silver (an exorbitant amount). Why do you think he did this? What, according to our text, is Abraham’s heart like here?
Read 2 Samuel 24:18-25. Do you agree with the comment, “Things that are important usually cost us”? Why or why not? What are some ways we, as Christian God-followers, are called to count the cost?