Faith that Makes Heroes
It is through faith that God makes heroes in life and in death. And it is this hero that makes known the greatness of God. The writer of Hebrews reminds us of such heroes as he calls us to this same kind of faith, and to help us understand the inequities that accompany it. The writer mentions one group of heroes that, according to verse 34, escaped the sword, and then another group of heroes that, according to verse 37, died by the sword. But in both cases the hero does so by faith fueled by hope.