When God had revealed the laws to man it was for their own benefit.
People react to the knowledge of God's laws as something oppressive.
How is knowledge of limits one should follow for their own lively
hood oppressive? It's like saying a person is better blind because
he/she who is blind is no longer limited by visible things. As if,
because they are not aware of a wall, that suddenly that unawareness
would allow them to walk through the wall. The law was shown to mankind
so man would know what is good for them and what is destructive to them.
We know and can see the physical effects of the natural laws, and we are
for the most part forced to stay within those limits. The spiritual laws
which are considered invisible, we see them as relative or irrelevant, but
it is through them that our character takes shape. Regardless of what we
think of them, they are still active. Wasn't the knowledge of natural laws
beneficial to us? Then how much more important is knowledge of the spiritual laws
which govern the natural laws and will continue long after the natural laws expire.
We tread with caution when observing natural laws, simply because unlike many
of the spiritual laws, they have little to no room for God's mercy.
When you try to break a natural law it's consequential effect on your body
or environment is usually instant. However, God's laws for the spirit leave
room for grace and mercy, because of this kindness many confuse these laws
as inconsequential. That one may sin to their hearts content and since nothing
may happen for a while after the continuous practice of a destructive indulgence,
what was once known as sin, is now considered good. The truth being that God in
His loving mercy, wills for us to live long and prosperous lives and many times
through His mercy, doesn't give us what we deserve.
He may in His mercy allow us for a time to be consumed by sin. Eventually it will
enslave us to the point where we feel suffocated and no longer have control over
its over indulgence. It is then in that moment of desperation, gasping for air,
that we appeal to God to save us. It is then, when God rescues us, that we realize
the consequence of living in rebellion to laws given for our benefit. It is then that
we really see sin for the deceptive evil that it is.