Hebrews 10:23-24 “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works”
Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion: “To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction; or, the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts.”
Newton describes two objects, the one to be acted upon and the one doing the acting. So does Hebrews 10:23-24. For each of these objects, the physics or the doctrine are the same but the implications are slightly different.
As Christians in a world that is increasingly hostile to our stance, we are bombarded with forces that act upon us with the intent of moving us from our Biblical positions. Our best defense is to hold fast to the profession of our faith without wavering. Doing so would allow us sufficient momentum such that the forces attempting to redirect us would have minimal effect. When a ping pong ball strikes a basketball, the basketball’s motion in undeterred. So should we be by holding fast in faithfulness to the faithful One.
As Christians in a world that is increasingly resistant to our message, we have become ineffective at acting upon our world in a way that alters its direction. Instead of bombarding the world with our message, in an attempt to dislodge it from its current secularism, we have become passive towards others when we should be provoking others. We are failing to use the momentum, given to us by our forefathers, to prompt a change in the prevailing direction of our nation. We must fully engage the society within which we live if we ever hope to impart God-given forces to produce a reaction towards Him.
PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD CREATE OUR OWN MOMENTUM THROUGH FAITHFULNESS AND STEDFASTNESS. Otherwise, other forces will continue to act upon us and the reaction will move us yet further from the Lord’s intent.