Abraham did not die without hope. Jesus said that he rejoiced to see His day: “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad” (John 8:56). Abraham was made righteous by grace through faith in the coming Messiah. “And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, ‘In you all the nations shall be blessed’” (Gal. 3:8).