After talking about Abraham and Sarah, the author of Hebrews commented that, the through the faith of Abraham and Sarah, and through their faith and their actions. God manage to accomplish a important deed, that although Abraham and Sarah are past child bearing age, they produced off-springs that are indeed  as many as the stars of the sky in multitude—innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore, and most importantly to produce the lineage for the Messiah to come.

Heavenly hope of the Heroes of Faith
As the author moves his attention to the patriarchs, he emphasise that they all hold the same type of faith. They all believed in Gods promise to them, that they will eventually inherit the Promise land. 

However, they all died without receiving that worldly promise,  but yet they declared for themselves that they are just mere Pilgrims and travellers in the world. Because they seek a better homeland. At any point of their lives, they can choose to return back to their old ways.

The main reason, why Patriarchs persist in their walk with God is because, they knew at the moment that they met God, that God is more then just a set of worldly blessings for them. That there is a a better, that is, a heavenly country. One which surpass much more then any of the worldly promise that God has given to them.

Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.

Conclusion for now
For the time being, the author of Hebrews emphasise what faith is, and the faith of Ancient saints, and what they did to show their faith. And the main reason for all their faith, is not because of the worldly blessings that God can give. Rather, they saw the more important side of God. Which are blessings which are much more superior, a place in heaven.

With this, we will continue our study on the heroes of faith.