As we come to the close of this "Hall of Faith" chapter from the book of Hebrews, our attention is drawn to some incredible examples among those listed, there are situations that involved great suffering, and in many cases what would have seemed in the eyes of the world to be more failure, than faith. God's people are often called to suffer for His sake and the sake of the gospel. It is only when we have an eternal perspective and are walking in faith that we could ever hope to endure. The examples we look at in this passage are sobering, but they remind us very powerfully that God is capable of getting us through anything, and even if we lose our lives, we gain eternity with Christ. Take some time to meditate on these accounts, and allow God to stir your heart and mind towards eternal things.