All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, … (Heb. 11:13).
A braham is called the father of FAITH for a good reason. God told him to leave his people and go to a place he knew nothing about, and he obeyed. He also obeyed God and literally sacrificed his only son, Isaac. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph ensured their remains were buried in the land God promised them even though they had not inherited it. They trusted in God and His promises and acted accordingly. Our passage for today also testified of the men and women who exercised faith in God and died without seeing God’s promises fulfilled in their time. We are saved by grace alone because we have put our faith in Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice on the cross. As citizens of heaven, we exercise our faith by living as strangers in this world and obeying our Lord in everything, even when we cannot see the outcome. This is faith!