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The believers by contrast realize that there is something much superior to this present life. Their deeds are righteous because their faith motivates them to obey God’s commands and expect His generous reward in the hereafter. These are the ones who ‘will be guided aright by their Lord by means of their faith.’
Having faith establishes a relationship between them and God who guides them to do what is right. As a result of this guidance, their hearts are alive, fully aware of the straight path they have to follow. Their conscience is alert, directing them always to do what is good and what earns God’s pleasure. These are the ones who are admitted into heaven where ‘running waters will flow at their feet.’ (Verse 9) The reference here to running waters in heaven is at the same time a reference to water generally which is always associated with growth, fertility and life.
What are their preoccupations once in heaven? What do they wish for? They have no need for wealth, position, or personal gain. What God gives them is far better than any such concern which is in any case now behind them. Instead, their preoccupation, their top priority, is described as their ‘appeal’ or ‘call’ to glorify God in the beginning and praise Him in the end.