What really happens to the righteous? Oh yes, they die, and pass from our sight. It looks like they’ve lost out, lived a boring life denying themselves the pleasures of the flesh. Looks like their enemies defeated them after all, and that God didn’t step in to rescue.
But Wisdom believes that they haven’t died eternally. That they will get their reward. That their earthly suffering has purified them, that the day will come when they will reign in glory.
Wisdom talks about how the wicked will suffer, how their plans will go awry, and their descendants will be under a curse. And even if that doesn’t happen, Wisdom asserts, they will never amount to anything.
This is the language of faith. You can’t see what’s really going on, you just have to believe it. You just have to trust that those living miserable but obedient lives will be rewarded, and those who are faithless and selfish will lose out in the end.