Instead, they were longing for a better country - a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. (Hebrews 11:16)
Indeed, God has prepared a city for all of us who believe in and live for the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says this about Abraham & Co. who obeyed the call of God Almighty and believed in him:
By faith Abraham, even though he was past age - and Sarah herself was barren - was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise. And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore. All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country - a heavenly one.....(Hebrews 11:11-16)
Are you looking for a country of your own ones?; are you longing for a better country- a heavenly one as Abraham, Isaac and Israel did? Blessed are you if you are.
There are people who have vast lands in their names while they live on earth, but who live without any hope for the hereafter. What's the point? Jesus said,
What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self? (Luke 9:25)
Our attitude should be like Abraham of whom the author of the book of Hebrews says,
For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. (Hebrews 11:10)
New Jerusalem should be our final destination. The promise is for you and me who have accepted Jesus as our Savior.
Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name. (Revelation 3:12)