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.
Judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment. James 2:13
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.
It is the prayer of faith that saves. Make sure that your faith is alive and not dead. Faith without works is dead. If you want your faith to be alive, keep away from sin and pray without ceasing. Also, do not doubt when you pray. God hates unbelief.
And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. James 5:15
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
You were saved by grace through faith, and created for good works. Never forget that both faith and works is important. Balance is very very important and faith without works is dead. It is also a great deception. Over and over again the Bible tells us to live right and love others. Grace is definitely not an avenue for us to persist in sin. Judgement begins in the house of God and the Lord will judge His people. Our God is a consuming fire and it is a fearful thing ti fall into the hands of the living God. God will not be mocked and what ever a man sows, a man reaps. The Lord Himself corrects and disciplines His children. He rebukes those that He loves.
We must constantly have faith in what God has done and thank Him for it. We should also remember that continuing to walk in sin means insulting the spirit of grace and looking down on the blood of Jesus.