Maintaining spiritual equilibrium comes with understanding the loss and gain that exists in spirituality. The rules that apply to a spiritual loss and gain are hardly the same as those viewed from a carnal perspective. A good example of understanding how this works is by looking at the story of David and Goliath in the Holy Bible. David’s lack in height, weight and experience in battle should make it easy for him to be defeated by Goliath. From a carnal perspective this would be David’s loss and Goliath’s gain and would make logical sense. In the spiritual world David’s lack described above can easily be overcome by his faith and strength in spirit whilst the opposite is true for Goliath. Sustaining spiritual equilibrium requires us to understand how principles of this nature apply in our everyday lives. The three instances described below help us understand in more depth how spiritual equilibrium is sustained.
Spiritual cleanliness does not look at what we take into our bodies. It looks at what is in our hearts and spirits. If we possess a clean heart and a spirit of obedience for the word of God then we are rewarded by a place in his kingdom. Equilibrium is maintained in spiritual cleanliness by the mere fact that we cannot die from the physical. Equilibrium is also maintained here by the fact that our true death is not by the loss of life but by the loss of a place in God’s kingdom. Death is not the fear in spiritual cleanliness rather hell is.
Death for the unrighteous
Another way of looking at how the balance of spiritual equilibrium is possible is captured in these words from The Holy Bible, ‘For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.’
These words show us that despite the evil acts that we commit there is a safety net in accepting Christ in our lives. His death is our path to God and a means of seeking righteousness. Looking at things from a carnal perspective would make no sense in this reasoning why our Lord should die for sinners. The death of our Lord here is our gain in order to maintain spiritual balance. This goes to show that God loves us and ensures that we always have a choice to come to him.
One man’s offense is the death of many
In another sense spiritual equilibrium is also maintained in these words from scripture, ‘But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.’ These words of scripture are written in reference to the sin committed by Adam in the Garden of Eden and how we are rescued from this sin through our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. The mystery behind the spiritual world is difficult to comprehend when we use worldly wisdom. However we can see that God has a plan to save us from any situation that we may find ourselves in. If death came to us through the sin of one man Adam then life is returned to us through the righteousness of one man, our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Spiritual equilibrium allows us to understand God’s wisdom and love toward us. If reasoned carnally it makes no logical sense. It is also a means by which we know there is a reward reserved for us in spite of the long suffering or tribulation we may face in life.