By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance.
And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith, he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob.
For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.
Faith is not careless of time, but more mindful of eternity. Faith does not underrate the power of man, but she magnifies omnipotence.
Faith is not callous of present pain, but she weighs it against future joy.
Against ill-gotten gains, she puts eternal treasure; against human hate the recompense of divine reward; against the weariness of the course, the crown of maranatha; against the tears of winter sowing, the shoutings of the autumn sheaves; against the inconvenience of the tent, the permanent city.