(Proverbs 4:14 KJV) Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
Following Jesus and coming to eternity is a series of choices. It is my theory that those choices start long before we are aware of the truth of the gospel. This is not a doctrinal statement. It is my way of trying to understand why so many people do not respond to the gospel. Grace begins working in our lives before we are able to read a Bible or understand a sermon. There is something in our hearts that responds to the call of God. When we are children the Holy Spirit nudges and whispers. We either respond or reject. The process continues and we either get more calloused or more tender.
When we hear the gospel we are at a place that is the result of many branches in our lives. I think that is why some are ready and some never will be.
Verses like this say to me that we continue making choices. It is important that we continue to resist the “path” (734) of the “wicked” (7563).
So? Yes, it makes a difference how you live your life today. Whether you are a Calvinist or an Arminian, there are consequences for disobedience.