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Break the Law

There’s going to be a revolution! There needs be a new tea party. It’s time to overthrow the government!


Relax. Not the U.S. government. It’s

this guy Murphy we should overthrow. Who does he think he is making laws for the rest of us to follow?


If you’re familiar with Murphy’s law, you can complete this: “If anything can go wrong, ____ _____.”


Apparently, some guy Murphy decreed that things must go wrong. And, he has outstanding marketing skills because we all know his law. He must even have a very intimidating police force because we all seem committed to abide by that law – to live in fear that things will go wrong.


Here’s a news flash: Murphy’s law isn’t! It isn’t law. He’s not in charge. God makes the laws. Listen to what he says:

  • Nothing will be impossible for you" (Matthew 17:20).

  • Everything is possible for him who believes” (Mark 9:23).

  • “For nothing is impossible with God" (Luke 1:37).

  • “What is impossible with men is possible with God” (Luke 18:27).

  • “In all things God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8:28)

  • “we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37

  • “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).

  • “God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power” (2 Timothy 1:7).

Do you notice a bit of a theme? Read that last one again. No disrespect to Murphy, but the spirit of doom that says something will always go wrong – that attitude does not come from God.


Sure, there will be challenges. Sometimes the going gets hard. Jesus was executed. Paul was imprisoned. But they still succeeded!


Russ Lawson in his “Messages from the Heart” wrote, “The problem with believing Murphy's law, is that it breeds a spirit of pessimism! It kills the spirit of one trying to do some good deed and for one reason or another fails or is misunderstood. Many people in the time of Jesus actually thought Jesus had tried and failed to restore God's kingdom. . . They discounted God's working and God's plan for this world.”


They, like us, were challenged to “repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near” (Matthew 4:7). There is a new sheriff in town. God rules! He makes the law!


Things do go right! In fact, ultimately, in his kingdom, all will be made right.


Sorry, Murphy. You’ve been over-ruled.

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