Physics and God’s Promises

Read: Nehemiah 8:1-12
Physics and God’s Promises
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Nehemiah 8:8 (NLT) They read from the Book of the Law of God and clearly explained the meaning of what was being read, helping the people understand each passage.

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1.    The “Book of the Law” was the Pentateuch, first five books of Moses.

2.    The scribes at that time were also lawyers, scholars, teachers, and consultants.

3.    Ezra was a teacher who used simple explanations to help others apply God’s word in their lives.

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As a high school Physics teacher, it is not always easy to help my students understand some basic principles of Physics. Like Ezra, I try to connect what they know to what I want them to learn.  How would I explain God’s Laws to a Physicists?

Where we make laws, God makes promises.  We accept Newton’s laws to be true, much like we can depend on God’s promises to be true. Newton’s three laws work in harmony with what we know, whereas the Holy Trinity works in harmony with the universe.

Like Newton’s first law, objects resist change in motion. I too have resisted the change God has put into motion for me.  Like a ball rolling along the floor, we tend to resist change even if we are about to go off a cliff. Regretfully, unlike that ball, we have to want to change. It is not easy to change direction, especially once we have the momentum in the direction we want to go.

In Newton’s second law, acceleration is the proportion of force to the amount of “stuff”. I too have permitted “stuff” to weigh me down and not accelerated into God’s work. Then God, simply applies just the right amount of His all loving force.  The more I let “stuff” occupy my life, the more I need God’s loving and calming hand.

With Newton’s third law, forces work in pairs. I have noticed in my life that with every step toward God, Satan creates an equal opposing force. The good news, is that I have always had His Good News. When opposing forces have a hold on me, God reminds me He is all powerful. I find it interesting how easy it is to depend on science, rather than on God’s promises.

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Loving Father.  Thank You for using Physics to help me understand You better.  Help me not to resist Your will. Take away the “stuff” that weighs me down.  I want others to see You in me, so that they will want to learn more about You. Do with me what You want. In Your name I pray, Amen.
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One Response to Physics and God’s Promises

  1. Rick Borgman says:

    sorry for not commenting on more posts. I do enjoy them, thanks for sharing your struggle, and keep moving at the impulse of the Holy Spirit!

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