There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. Proverbs 14:12
If you want to live forever, trust God and His word, and obey. Doing your own thing is a one-way dead end.
“Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith.” Habakkuk 2:4
The New Testament has at least one Scripture that puts both options together:
Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation – but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you
live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will
live. Romans 8:12-13
Jesus put it this way:
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-14
And the apostle Paul wrote this:
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. Galatians 6:7-8
It’s not as though God hasn’t given us plenty of warning and plenty of reason to do what is right!
Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? 5 But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.
6 He will render to each one according to his works: 7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, he will give eternal life; 8 but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. 9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, 10 but glory and honour and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. 11 For God shows no partiality. Romans 2:4-11
Sooner or later, for better or for worse, it will all come to pass.
And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth’ … And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” Matthew 25:30,46