Live for JesusGod wants you to make it to heaven. God will help you and empower you to live right. At the same time, we get to choose the right things in life. We get to turn away from wrong things. We get to overcome temptations. We get to say yes to God and no to temptations. We can say, 'No, in the Name of Jesus!' to things that would try to distract us from living for God.
Below are Bible verses to help you. There are many good Bible aids found in Christian bookstores. Find a Bible believing local church or body of believers that you can be a part of.
Matt 7:13-14 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.Titus 2:12-14 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
Gods wants us to shun or turn away from all evil. We want to live as close to God as possible. We want to live as far away from the devil and ungodliness as possible. God gives us grace to overcome sin through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Ps 1:1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful;There is a blessing just for staying away from ungodliness, away from sinful places and from being scornful.
1 Cor 15:33 Do not be deceived: "Evil company corrupts good habits."
2 Cor 13:7 Now I pray to God that you do no evil, not that we should appear approved, but that you should do what is honorable, though we may seem disqualified.
1Thes 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.God want us to end up in heaven. However, for those who choose against God and receiving His Son, Jesus Christ, there is a place called hell. There is no water in hell!
Luke 16:23-25 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
Matt 13:41-42 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Rev 21:8 "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."Sadly, there are people who have been offended by the church or by Christians. Each person must one day stand before God and answer for their words and actions unless they have been forgiven and covered by the Blood of Jesus Christ. Don't let a past hurt stop you from being in heaven. Look past people and look to Jesus, who alone can save us and give us eternal life!