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Newton’s Laws of Motion and Life’s Obstacles – Reaction

Posted by undergroundchurch on January 10, 2010


Newton’s had three laws of motion that can help us understand some of what happens to us on a daily basis. By tying these three examples to life’s obstacles, hopefully we can gain some understanding on how to deal with our daily circumstances.  Let’s look at the third law of motion. (click HERE for the article on the First Law, Click HERE for the article on the Second Law)

The Third Law of Motion – Reaction

The Third Law states – “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.”

Every move you make affects something or someone somewhere.  We do not live in a vacuum, but we are either going to have a positive or negative impact on the world around us.  We can bless; we can curse, but we cannot avoid impacting the world around us.

This law states that the reaction to the force is equal and opposite. This is often the case in the short term, however, there is a spiritual “butterfly effect” that takes place that actually boosts the output of the reaction. The Bible uses the term “sowing and reaping”.  You will reap what you sow, but like seeds, you don’t get one seed for every seed you sow.  You reap 50, 100 or 1000 times as much.  In some cases, you reap a harvest year after year from the same seed you planted (e.g. fruit tree).

Like sowing and reaping, you also receive the same type of thing that you sow.  You don’t get apples from orange seeds; you get apples.  You don’t get good from evil either; you reap in like kind.

If you sow curses on your children, they will in turn curse you and probably lead a cursed life, but if you sow blessing (not material, but spiritual blessing) upon your children, they will, as Proverbs 22:6 says, not depart from the way they are taught.

Someone said once that it takes 10 blessings to overcome one curse.  This is sometimes true, not because blessings are less powerful, on the contrary, they are the greater power.  Curses just impact our sinful life in such a way that we tend to allow it more power in our lives than the blessing.

God says that the return on a curse from him goes 3 or 4 generations, but blessings go a 1000 generations.  (Exodus 20:5-7)

God built his church with this very law in mind, I believe.  For it is the mission of the church to encourage and build one another up in the holy faith.  It is each Christian’s ministry to love and bring a positive affect on one another.  We are to bring those that don’t know Christ to the Cross, and we are to help those that have encountered Jesus to grow in grace.

We are to impact those around us, but be aware, even your loving actions can produce an unlovely response from the world, for:

If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. – John 15:19

When this happens, be strong for the Love God has for you is supposed to be passed on.  Some will receive that love and so be saved…. that is a good reaction.  Others will hear the message and so reject it… that is a bad reaction.  Either way, we are called to bring the good news. It is up to the hearer as to their own reaction to it.

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