There are three pieces of Holy Scripture that manage to keep us on the narrow path that will eventually bring us to heaven and Almighty God Our beloved Father. There are many many scriptures that are equally spiritually important, but these three keep us pointed in the right direction.
“He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” John: 8:7:
No person no matter how pious they might be, can be seen by God as being without sin, until they have been
Cleansed by the purifying blood of Jesus, and reborn, sealed by the Holy Spirit for it is Jesus and Jesus alone who bore our sins on the cross and it is Jesus and Jesus alone who has the power and the right to cleanse us or condemn us for our sinfulness, so that on Jesus authority the Holy Spirit can seal us.
“Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Matt: 7:1:
If we do not judge our neighbor, or our enemy for deeds we might believe to be sinful but love them just the same, God will judge whether or not their deeds go against God or not.
“They that are whole, need not a physician, but they that are sick. I will have mercy and not sacrifice, for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Matt: 9: 12-13:
The first two of these Holy Scriptures, keep us fixed upon the finish line.
The third, defines the prize at the end of the race, “Righteousness and ultimately a place in heaven”.
The reasons for entering the race to begin with is as plain as ABC and can be found in the Gospel of John.
John: 3:3; “Verily verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
John:3: 14-18; “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him, should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever beleiveth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the holy begotten Son of God.”
To be born again, we must first die to sin as Jesus dies receiving our sin. Then we must repent our sinfulness, and as we rise up out of the baptismal waters, we become “Born again” and, purified, thus made righteous in the eyes of God.
With God’s condemnation, we will end up in the Lake of Fire with Satan, our suffering will be to never know the Love of Our Father God, as we perish.
Through our righteousness we will spiritually experience great joy and love, and everlasting, eternal life with Almighty God in his Holy Kingdom of Heaven.