This Sunday at The Bridge we studied…
The second law of thermodynamics in simple terms: unless intervened, all energy moves from more to less, from order to disorder. The movement is what is known as entropy.
In John 12:24-25 Jesus teaches that the spiritual laws of fruit bearing mimic that of nature:
In order to receive eternal life two things must occur…
1. Your life or “energy” must be intervened by the life found in Christ
2. Your life or “energy” must die
Jesus teaches that just as a seed must die in order for fruit to grow…so a man must be willing to lose his life in order to accept eternal life. He teaches that if any man loves his life (his ways, his will, his plans) he will lose his life. But if he is willing to lose his life, he will gain eternal life.
When I apply the laws of nature I understand that anytime I apply my natural strength or logic I become subject to the second law of thermodynamics, or moving from order to disorder, life to death.
That means if I employ my will in my marriage…I can expect disorder
That means if I employ my will in the parenting of my son…I can expect disorder
That means if I employ me will in my finances, my work ethic, my private life, my relationships, or my theology…I can expect disorder
When someone admits their inability to overcome the fall, (entropy) and stops trying to retain their life, and wil,l and ways, handing it over to Christ…God gives them new life
When I stop trying to love my wife through my strength…God gives me divine energy
When I stop trying to train my son according to my logic…God gives me divine wisdom
When I die to me…God’s life and way is free to be at work in and through me
As Christians we call this walking in the Spirit and accoring to the Flesh
God calls it my death and living according to His way