Success in GOD's given Way
Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Is. 3:10
Righteousness in GOD
GOD has revealed His heavenly Goodness and proved Himself that it does overcome sin, evil and death.
It was thru Abraham that GOD began to reveal His Will for all of the Earth's inhabitants:
Gen. 12:2-3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing
Choosing of Abraham established a special grounding for GOD's Work. That the beginning of His Works in teaching His Will came thru a man that lived according to His Law, even before it was given (Gen. 26:5). GOD Himself was to be born as a member of a people that had it's beginning in this choosing.
The next stage in GOD's Works was thru choosing of Moses. First he, then Israel, and finally the whole world was blessed with GOD's own understanding of Good and bad, in receiving the 10 Commandments.
Deut. 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
In addition to Words given to Abraham, there is GOD's Promise throughout the Old Testament that mankind would once be able to actually see Him:
Ps. 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good:
Is. 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
Is. 40:5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Is. 42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
Is. 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
GOD did according to His promise, He lead people in paths they didnt know and made darkness light before them. Goodness that was never before seen, He who personally gave mankind the Law, come as a man (JESUS) Living that Law true in detail.
The whole world was proven that keeping the Law of GOD does overcome all evil.
The third day
A special proof and blessing offered unto all of mankind that the Way of JESUS does overcome death:
Luke 24:6-7 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.