In the last years of time the prophet Daniel foretold, saying: “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand” (Daniel 12:10).
“O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters” (Jeremiah 17:13).
We would be wise to be righteous than to be wicked. To be righteous is to succeed in passing the test of time of this lifetime to inherit everlasting life and peace (Matthew 25:31–34); to be wicked is to lose the time of this life and inherit everlasting death and punishment (Matthew 25:41, 46).
“The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath” (Proverbs 15:24).
“In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death” (Proverbs 12:28).
Jesus says: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death (John 8:51).
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).