8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
-How many of you have broken the speed limit today? Even a little. Every day we are given the opportunity to defy the laws of the land. Ultimately, the decision we make will depend on the level of respect we have for the law coupled with the fear of those who enforce those laws. Now consider the natural laws such as gravity. You can defy these laws as well (take a trip up in a plane, open the door and step out). But you will quickly learn that while you can defy natural law, that doesn’t mean you should try and if things don’t end catastrophically bad for you, it’s only because the Lord showed you mercy. God exercised His authority as Creator when he established natural law. God used that same authority when He created the commandments in the Bible. It’s best to think of God’s commandments more like the laws of physics as opposed to the laws of the land. Sure, you can defy His commands, but that doesn’t mean you should try and if things don’t end catastrophically bad for you, it’s only because the Lord showed you mercy.