Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for
whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the
flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the
Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Jer 2:19 Thine own
wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings
shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it
is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the
LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the
Lord GOD of hosts.
Prov 14:14 The
backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways:
and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
Prov 1:29 For that they
hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my
shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be
filled with their own devices.
Num 32:23 But if ye will
not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD:
and be sure your
sin will find you out.
came to redeem a people for Himself. They were to be
“a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”
He did not come to give them freedom to sin, without
having to worry about or suffer its consequences. He did
not come just to save their souls from Hell, and then
have them live in sin until they went to Heaven. He came
to set them free from the power of sin so that they
might live unto God. He came to destroy the works of the
devil, and we too should want to join Him in carrying on
His work. When we come to the end of our earthly life,
we will not be comforted by how much of this world’s
goods we have acquired, or how much pleasure we have
enjoyed, but by whether the will of God was accomplished
in our lives. When standing in heaven before Christ,
will we have gifts and crowns to lay at Jesus’ feet, or
will we be “ashamed before him”? The answer to
that question must be decided now, in this life. Will we
choose to love and serve God? Will we submit ourselves
to God, and allow His power and love to work through us?
Tit 2:14 Who gave himself for us,
that he might redeem us
from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar
people, zealous of good works.
Matt 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou
shalt call his name JESUS:
for he shall save his
people from their sins.
Matt 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the
law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth
pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from
the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least
commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called
the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall
do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the
kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness
shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and
Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say
unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for
ever: but the Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son
therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the
devil sinneth from the beginning.
For this purpose the Son
of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works
of the devil.
John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that,
when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not
be ashamed before him at his coming.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
29 If ye know that he is righteous,
ye know that every one
that doeth righteousness is born of him.