The second law of thermodynamics states that the universe left on it’s own moves from a place of order to disorder and that it requires work to keep it in order. We face this everyday as it takes energy to maintain your body the way it is so that it can function well daily. Another prime example is our rooms. Did you realize that no matter how many times you clean your room, that you have to clean it again? That if you don’t maintain the order in your room that somehow over time it finds itself in a mess and do you ever wonder how your mother instinctively comes in when your room is a mess to only accuse you of never cleaning your room?
These are examples of the the law of entropy and that it requires work to either keep our rooms clean or our bodies in standard working condition. When it comes to spirituality, the concept is the same in that when we are not on top of our walks with God, we will find ourselves slowly drifting from Him and into chaos. That is why in Joshua chapter one, that God tells Joshua and the people of God to meditate on His words day and night because of the fact that failure to do so will only lead a person to drift away!
In today’s passage we see visions of flying scrolls, women in baskets, and people with wings to all say that God is doing a cleansing work in His house. Before the promises that God provided in the first four chapters can take in effect, God is saying that He has to clean out the sin and chaos that have been allowed to grow among His people. God’s discipline is hard to experience at times but the purpose of the cleansing is for the possibility of the promise and His presence to endure in us, within us, and around us.
As it is hump day, take some time to do a midweek check up on your soul! Has the law of entropy taken effect to cause you to be in disarray, disconnected, and distant from God? If so, let us turn to God in prayer and His word to collect us, connect us, and keep us close to Him!
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