Something happens when we choose not to follow God’s goal for our life (sin). There is a downward spiral. It is, in fact, a slippery slope. We deny God. We choose not to obey God. We relish in thinking we are in control. On and on it goes. We move further and further away from our Master, Jesus the Messiah (anointed King).
The other path is one of hypocrisy in living a religious life, appearing to “be good”.
Jesus challenges us to live the real life he has given us. Jesus wants us, through his power, to follow God’s goal. Jesus wants us to have the peace that he offers.
“It wasn’t long before they were living in a pigpen, smeared with filth, filthy inside and out.” ~Apostle Paul (Romans 1:24 The Message)