You won’t have to take your chances so often if you make wise choices more often.
Choices. We make them every day. Some are insignificant (”What cereal should I eat for breakfast?”). Others are monumental (”Should I marry this person?”).
Behavior is also a matter of choice. Every day, throughout the day, we choose between following the desires of our sinful nature or following the direction of the Holy Spirit. The sinful nature will lead us to immorality, destruction, and despair. In sharp contrast, the Holy Spirit will fill your life with love, joy, and peace.
When you are faced with the choice of following your sinful nature or following the Holy Spirit, remind yourself of the consequence of each choice.
Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient…. Our lives were full of evil and envy…. But then God our Savior showed us his kindness and love. He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of his mercy. Titus 3:3-5