5But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6God "will give to each person according to what he has done." 7To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. 9There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11For God does not show favoritism.
God's Righteous Judgment
Although God does not usually punish us immediately for sin, you can be sure that judgment day is coming. We don't know the day or hour, but be certain of this, it will happen. So continue persistently and patiently doing the will of God and walk in the light. Remember, we are not saved by good deeds, but when we commit our lives fully in obedience to God's will we are doing everything we can to demonstrate a grateful response to what God has already done for us.