Not many people are going to argue the existence of gravity. It’s a fundamental law of the universe that has been consistently performing its job for much longer than you and I have been around. Every nanosecond of every day since the beginning of time, the law of gravity has been making sure that objects attract other objects with a force proportional to their mass—and that’s just the way it is.
But suppose someone did take issue with gravity. Suppose someone became absolutely convinced that the law of gravity was a lie and refused outright to follow it in their lives.
What would change?
Does it matter at all what someone thinks of gravity? If someone were to stop believing in it, would they be exempt from its effects? Would objects, just for that person, stop falling toward the earth at a rate of 9.8 meters per second per second?
Not likely. Choosing to disbelieve a basic physical law won’t exempt you from its consequences any more than choosing to disbelieve the speed limit on the highway will exempt you from a speeding ticket. Regardless of your thoughts on the matter, the law remains in effect.
When God created the universe from nothing, He set in place certain physical laws that would ensure its continued physical existence. We know some of these laws as the fundamental forces of gravity, strong nuclear force, electromagnetism and weak nuclear force. But in addition to those and other physical laws, God set in place certain spiritual laws to ensure humanity’s continued existence.
These spiritual laws are explained and examined in great detail in God’s Word—the Bible. Throughout the pages of this inspired book, God provides us with an understanding of the spiritual laws He established for our benefit. In these laws are the keys to unlocking fulfilling relationships, a sterling reputation, a purpose-filled life, and a deep and meaningful relationship with your Creator—all the while dodging the traps and pitfalls that lead to the disappointments, frustrations and heartache prevalent in the world around you.
During Christ’s ministry on earth, He stated that “it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void” (Luke 16:17, English Standard Version). In other words, the physical laws that we know to be such constant absolutes are more likely to fail than the spiritual laws of God.
Just like someone who refuses to believe in the law of gravity, those who disregard the spiritual laws of God will continue to be affected by them. No one is foolish enough to jump off a cliff and expect not to fall, and yet billions of people every day perform the spiritual equivalent when they disregard God’s laws. If we turn a blind eye to those laws, they will break us—not the other way around.
The key to a truly fulfilling and enriched life is not ramming our heads against the laws God established for our benefit—rather, we can expect to get more out of life when we seek to understand and obey those laws.
Do you want to live a life that matters? Are you willing to take God at His word and believe Him? Belief in God requires more than just thought; it requires action upon that thought. If you have answered yes to these two all important questions, then begin the amazing process of learning the true spiritual laws that really do govern our lives.
For Life, Hope & Truth, I’m Britton Taylor.