“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 6:23 (NKJV)
We can earn our way to hell, however an entry to heaven can only be received.
How easy is it for me to go to hell? I can earn hell by doing petty evil tasks like cheating, stealing, misrepresenting and doing all those big and small sins which the devil has spread across in this world.
The Lord said that ‘the wages of sin is death’, which simply means that my sins are earning my way to hell, if I steal a small amount of cash, if I misuse my office stationery, if I cheat a colleague or a friend, if I scheme anything against anyone, all this is earning me a way to hell, to my eternal damnation.
I often think, how much a person can gain by stealing? A little money or more, however by what he/she thinks he/she gains, actually this is nothing before what he/she loses, and what is that? For a little gain by stealing, they are losing their eternity in heaven, thus the cost of every sin, is the loss of heaven for eternity.
We hear the news daily, we observe people in our day to day life, we find so much of cheating and stealing and sins and what will be their outcome? An entry ticket to hell.
On the other hand heaven can never be earned, the steps to heaven can never be climbed, it can only be received as a gift and one can be lifted up to heaven only by God’s grace and mercy. No one can claim to receive heaven on their merits, for it is beyond any human endeavor, it can only be granted by the Lord God Jesus Christ and received by us. Thus the Lord said, ‘the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.’
What are we choosing in life? Are we earning the wages to hell or are we receiving the gift of eternal life from the Lord.
We have to make a choice, may God bless us to receive His wonderful gift of eternity.