We have an idea today that God is like a Santa Claus, sitting on a cloud somewhere with a harp in His hand, forgiving everybody. God is not like that at all. God is a God of judgment. He is the God of righteousness and holiness, and the Bible says here that He will not wink at sin [see Acts 17:30,31]. You think that you can get away with your lying. I'll tell you, you cannot. You think you can get away with your cheating. I tell you, you cannot. You think you can get away with your adultery, your jealousy, your sins, and the lust in your heart, and the evil thoughts that you have, and the evil moments that you have. I tell you, God says we shall be judged.
The Bible says, "All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" [Romans 3:23]. I am a sinner and you are a sinner. Every one of us is a sinner in God's sight.
But the Bible also tells us that God is a God of love. The Bible tells us God commended His love to us and that "while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" [Romans 5:8].