Anytime you reject the commandment of God, you resist and reject the Holy Spirit and when you reject the Holy Spirit, you reject life and mercy and unwittingly choosing judgment.
Mercy triumphs over judgement so, choose mercy by walking in the commandment of God and walking in the Spirit. Choose life.
Most of the time we are the ones who reject God but are oblivious of it. We walk in dangerous paths and believe that God will protect us in our error but God can never encourage us to destroy ourselves. He wants to preserve us for His heavenly Kingdom. He disciplines us for our own good.
God wants us all to be victorious over sin and walk in maturity. He wants to completely sanctify and purify us. He does not want us to suffer, however He will prune us and allow godly sorrow for our own greater good. The only way to be secure is to always walk in the ways of God and walk in the Spirit.
This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.Deuteronomy 30:19
Judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment. James 2:13
1 Thessalonians 4:3-8
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who[a] has also given us His Holy Spirit.