Each time punishment is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, it will be followed by a radiant and positive picture for the obedient believers. They are the companions of Paradise. This means that they have chosen the Paradise for their own selves.
The eternal abode in Paradise and its blessings cannot be achieved by a human being through Iman with his tongue only. Rather, it has to come along with good deeds, as Iman or faith is ‘what is revered in the heart and certified by actions’, as Rasulullah r has informed us. Thus, Iman also encompasses the certitude in the heart and the deeds performed by the body parts, not only the speech of the tongue. In summary, the eternal abode in Paradise is not achieved except through Iman and good deeds.