It is extremely important to train and discipline ourselves in the ways that are good. The Bible is an instruction book of how to be good, the Ten Commandments spell out how to be good in step by step instructions. The Beatitudes of Jesus Christ teach us how to take the rules more deeply into our souls and lives to become our attitudes and actions. Attending Church, serving others, deepening our relationship with God and loving others for the good of others brings us as close as possible to goodness. Knowing all of this why wouldn’t we want to conform our lives to kindness, purity, service, goodwill, love, and God?
God has given each of us the freewill to choose to be good and close to God, or to be unkind, evil, and distant from God. Every time you make a choice you form habits that lead down one path or the other. Which path do you want to walk?