We all learn at a very young age that physical laws govern the world in which we live. If we climb a tree and lose our balance, the law of gravity becomes more than theory. If we touch a hot stove, we burn ourselves. When playing sports (especially contact sports), we soon discover that an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted by another object or force. The Law of Entropy frequently raises its ugly head, as we discover that systems tend to gravitate from a state of order to a state of disorder. My kid’s rooms undeniably support this law of nature. In the same way that laws of nature reliably govern the physical world, there are spiritual laws that are no less real or reliable. In the same way that ignoring the laws of nature has natural consequences, so, too, ignoring spiritual laws have natural consequences as well. Unfortunately, many in our culture, including Christians, fail to understand this reality. Scripture is abundantly clear in telling us that failure to acknowledge and abide by these spiritual laws result in pain and suffering, though oftentimes the pain and suffering is not immediately felt or perceived. For example:
Scripture is clear in telling us that God has instituted spiritual laws for our benefit. Again, if we disregard them, we do so at our own peril. Numbers 32:23 tells us, “But if you fail to do this [obey God], you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.” God loves us and desires to bless us. Let us abide by and submit to his laws so that we may experience his blessing.
Keep the faith,
Originally from Huntington Beach, CA, Tony received his Bachelor's degree in religion from USC and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Talbot School of Theology. Tony loves spending time with his wife, Sheri, and their two sons and daughter (Bryce, Braden, and Brooke); cheering for the USC Trojan football team; and playing tennis.