Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality.
by: Gabrielle Osborn.
I have always been competitive. As a kid, this resulted in me doing anything I could to win games we were playing, including cheating. A common phrase that was said to me was “cheaters never prosper.” Even though people that pursue their own selfish desires and achievements may seem more successful in this world, we know that they will not receive the greatest reward: salvation and eternal life. While it may be tempting to live for the things of this world and try to climb your way to the top, our ultimate satisfaction is found in pursuing God and living by the examples He set out for us.