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In today’s episode we come to the end of chapter eleven of Hebrews. In these two closing verses, verses 39 and 40, the author sums up all the characters he has listed in his great hall of faith. They were all commended for their faith, but none of them ever received what had been promised ? at least not in their lifetimes. God had something bigger, better and greater in store for all of them. Ultimately, their hope and faith had been in God and they had been willing to trust Him for whatever He had in store for them. The fulfillment of all their hopes and the focus of all their faith was the coming of the Messiah, the Savior sent by God to redeem a lost world and provide a means by which sinful men could be made right with a holy God.
While all of these individuals made it into the hall of faith, all those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ also occupy that same space. And one day we will join them, having received something far better than we could ever imagine.