1 John 2:5-6
5 But whoever keeps His word, truly in him the love of God is perfected. This is how we know we are in Him: 6 The one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked.
If you are not walking with Jesus Christ through His Word, my hope is to persuade you today, to put your hope and trust in Him because without Him, you will not be able to enter into heaven (John 14:6) and will end up in hell (torment) for an eternity (Revelation 14:11; 20:15). If you claim to follow Jesus but are doing so apart from Scripture then what Jesus are you truly following?
Jesus came to earth to die in your place (Romans 4:25; 5:6,8) and take the punishment that you deserve upon Himself because He loves you so much (John 3:16-17). You were born in sin (Psalms 51:5) and it doesn’t matter how many good works you do (Isaiah 64:6), it can never erase the fact that you are stained with sin since the day you were born.
Imagine a murderer asking the judge if he can be set free from his sentence by performing good works and even saving people’s lives. His good works will never take away his bad decision in killing someone. No judge in their right mind, one who doesn’t take bribes will allow such a ridiculous request. The penalty for the crime committed must be carried out. In the same way, the human race is stained with hereditary sin which came from Adam, the first man created and passed it down to all of us (Romans 5:12).
No amount of good deeds can erase it but Jesus’ sacrificial blood (Ephesians 2:8-9) is the only detergent that can wash away your stained (sin) shirt (life) (1 John 1:7). There’s no detergent in the world that can be found like it unless you go to Him to get it. The best part is, it’s free and your stained shirt will forever be stain-free! (John 10:28 “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish—ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand.”)
Don’t delay to follow Jesus. Tomorrow is never guaranteed. To some people, this day might be their last and there’s no better time to put your life in order than today by putting your faith in Him and asking Him to forgive you for all your sins. He will wash it all away and give you eternal life.