Summary of passages: Isaiah 26:7-21 The path of the righteous is level and smooth. They walk in His ways and wait on the Lord; they yearn for Him all day and night; they learn righteousness from the Lord’s judgments. However, the wicked do not learn righteousness despite the Lord’s grace. They perpetuate evil and disregard the Lord. Human lords die but the Lord lives always. His accomplishments (expanding nations) is for us. When the Lord disciplines, people come to Him in their distress. The dead will rise again and the Lord will come in wrath and judgment but only for a time.
Psalm 1: Blessed is he who delights in the law of the Lord and meditates on his law day and night. Blessed is he who is good and not wicked. Whatever he does prospers. The wicked are blown away, disappear, and perish. The Lord watches over the way of the righteous.
9) The path of the righteous is straight and smooth. They wait and yearn for the Lord and learn from His judgments. They delight in the law of the Lord and they meditate on it day and night. They prosper whatever they do. The Lord watches over the righteous.
The wicked go on doing evil and do not learn righteousness when shown. They disregard the Lord. The wicked disappear in the wind and will perish.
10) Because human rulers die. Only the Lord enlarges nations and wins glory and has our best interest in mind.
11a) The dead will live, their bodies will rise. The Lord will leave Heaven and come. He will bring his wrath in judgment but only for a short time. Then all will live with Him.
b) Job 19:25-27 My Redeemer lives and he will stand upon the earth and after I die, I will see God
John 5:24-29 Whoever believes in God will have eternal life and the dead will rise again
John 11:25-26 Whoever believes in Jesus will live and never die for Jesus is the resurrection and the life.
John 17:3 Eternal life is knowing the only true God and Jesus Christ whom was sent by God
Conclusions: I didn’t realize how many times God and Jesus promise eternal life to His followers and believers. It is reassuring the emphasis on how the wicked will be punished in the afterlife because so many times the wicked get off in Earthly life. It’s reassuring to hear how doing the right thing is rewarded because our culture would have you believe the opposite. God is true and just and He keeps His promises and one day we will all get to hang out in a perfect world, in perfect form, with our God, our Lord, and our Savior.