Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
This is what the ancients were commended for.
By faith we understand that the universe was framed at God’s command,
so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear…
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance,
obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country;
dwelling in tabernacles, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.
For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-10