Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
The people mentioned in the previous verses believed God's promises. Sometimes our whole lives would be better if we would just believe God and accept His promises as being true.
We would have a whole lot more peace and joy in our lives if we would just embrace the promise of God that He has something better in store for those who love Him.
We become too comfortable in this world and want to hang on to it. Instead of Pilgrims and strangers we want to become permanent citizens and we forget that God has a far better place prepared for us.
When we really embrace the promises of God we will become homesick for Heaven.
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