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. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.
More Inspiring Bible Verses
For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever…
Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.