Anyone of us can have a new lease on life, if only we decide to put off the ways that do not reflect being a servant of Christ. “If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus Christ: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one f another”.(Ephesians 4:21-25).
God does not take pleasure at all in the earth of the wicked at all, But on the other hand God is a just and righteous God and our soul is saved if we choose what is lawful and right! “Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live? But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die. Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive”.(Ezekiel 18:23,24,27).
When we do the right things throughout our life it is evident that the grace of God rests upon us and as many misunderstand so starts the persecutions and suffering for Christ. “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God”.(1 Peter 4:1,2).