27Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith. (Romans 3:19-31)


Paul speaks here of “the law of faith.” Faith is a law. Just as there are laws in the physical world, there are laws in the spiritual realm also. Failure to understand this is at the heart of many Christians’ frustrations. They don’t understand why God doesn’t do something to end their pitiful situation or that there are laws they must learn to obey.

A person who walks off a ten-story building shouldn’t be upset with God when they fall. The law of gravity, which God created, can hurt or kill them if they don’t respect that law and operate accordingly. Gravity-caused is not personal on God’s part. The law of gravity is a constant God will not cancel for our convenience. If He were to stop gravity so the person walking off the ten-story building wouldn’t get hurt, there would be untold other deaths from car and train wrecks. That’s what makes gravity a law. It’s constant and universal.

Likewise, there are laws God has to honor. He loves us and wants to answer our prayers, but He will not violate His laws to do it. There is a law of sowing and reaping in the physical world. The farmer who doesn’t sow shouldn’t be upset with God when the crop he prayed for doesn’t grow. He didn’t cooperate with the laws God established. In the same way, many Christians don’t cooperate with God’s laws for prosperity, healing, success, and joy; yet they can’t understand why they aren’t reaping positive results.

Today make it a priority to begin to learn and then operate according to God’s spiritual laws. Then you will enjoy the blessings God wants you to have.