Are you resolved to live for the Lord?
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. (Psalms 1:6 KJV)
God is intimately familiar with those who are following the narrow pathway leading to eternal life. He is in the midst of all details of your life and mine. He knows our inner spiritual heart condition; aware of choices we make and how they line up according to His perfect plan for our lives.
Jesus said we would recognize Him and know His blueprint for our life:
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. (John 10:14 KJV)
He promises to reward those who choose to live according to His will and way upon this earth with abundant rewards in Heaven. He also plainly states He will recompense those who choose to live in enmity to His way; choosing to follow the god of this world in sin and darkness, instead of following after God and His righteousness.
The Bible clearly tells us there is a significant penalty for those who insist upon living an ungodly life. It is a matter of life and death:
The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy. (Psalms 145:20 KJV)
There is preservation of spiritual life for all eternity for those who love God and desire to follow after Him. God protects and keeps all who are sheep in His spiritual family; while allowing the spiritual hammer to fall upon those who choose to deny His authority and presence in their life; living instead according to the schemes and desires of the god of this world.
Which eternal reward will be yours? Preservation of life for all eternity; or succumbing to the throes of His wrath in the fires of Hell for all eternity? Make a spiritual resolution for the New Year to live for the things of God while sojourning upon this earth so that you can dwell in eternity with God forever.