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Last year I had a bad accident, and I told God I'd straighten up if He spared me. Well, He did, and for a few months I kept my promise. But I've slipped back into my old ways, and now I'm afraid God is really going to punish me. What can I do?


Let me answer your question by asking you another question: Why do you insist on staying on the wrong road in life? God has given you an opportunity to go down a different road; why refuse Him? Jesus’ warning is for you: “Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it” (Matthew 7:13).

But let me ask you another question: Have you ever asked yourself why God spared your life? Was it so you could go on living the way you always have? No, of course not. God spared your life first of all because He loves you, and He doesn’t want you to go on living a self-centered, self-indulgent life that will never bring you lasting peace. Instead He wants you to come to know Him as your friend, and find His plan for your life.

God also spared you, however, because you are not ready to die and enter eternity. Just as you’re separated from God now, so you’ll be separated from Him forever. But God—because He loves you—has provided the way for you to be forgiven and saved. That way is Jesus Christ, who gave His life for your salvation.

Your life is at a crossroads; don’t choose the wrong way. Instead, by faith ask Jesus Christ to come into your life—and He will. He said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).