In Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” God created heaven and earth from chaos as nothing was formed before. He created the nature law (changes in nature such as weather, climate, etc.). Nature law is something that we cannot change but we can somewhat prepare for. For example, there are 4 seasons in a year. Depending on the weather, we can dress and work accordingly.
Isaac Newton created 3 laws of motion and the third law of motion is action and reaction: for every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction.
How does this law of motion apply to our spiritual life?
“18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.”
Paul talks about an inner spiritual battle in him between divine nature and sinful nature.
“12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
We have to admit that when there is a divine action, there will be the opposite sinful reaction.
And this sinful nature exerts its force on us, with the intention to stop us to move towards God.
- How do you experience the spiritual law of action & reaction?
Since I was younger, my mother taught me that good people receive good things and I believed it. As I grew older, when things were going well, I imagined if something bad would happen. I am not sure why I think this way but sometimes it makes me feel nervous about what’s next. As for this message, I didn’t know it before but it makes sense and explains lots of things. I do feel sad after the message and curious about part 2.