For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
If we turn away from Christ Jesus and fall back into our old sinful ways, the end result is death, both spiritual and eternal. But if we, by the gracious working of God through His Word, continue in sincere repentance, trusting in Christ Jesus and His cross for mercy and forgiveness, God’s gift to us is eternal life through faith in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Grant to me a penitent heart, O God, and true faith in Christ Jesus and His atoning sacrifice on the cross for the sins of the world that I may obtain Your pardon and partake of the eternal joys of heaven. In Christ’s name, I pray. Amen.
[Scripture is quoted from the King James Version of the Bible.]