After his time of mourning, Abraham gets up and goes to the city gate to seek to buy a burial plot for Sarah. He calls himself a sojourner and a foreigner. Abraham had been in the land for over 60 years but yet he is still a stranger. Why? He doesn’t own any land. He is still a nomad and has no rights in that area because he is not a landowner. Again, Abraham is greeting the promises from afar. The people honor Abraham by calling him lord and saying that he is a prince among them. Then they offer him the use of one of their tombs. His choice. Notice, though, they are not offering to sell any land just use of one of their tombs. So they honor Abraham but they would like to keep him as a sojourner not a landowner with rights.