Misplaced Attention

Misplaced AttentionSince the days of Adam and Eve, people's attention has been directed to wanted results; some nobly right, some ignobly wrong. But results have causes so that attention goes now to causes.

There is an ancient cause-and-result described in scripture: "Of every tree of the garden thou may freely eat, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it. For in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shall surely die."

Have you ever asked yourself, what causes people to be born into this life with a result of eventual death? Is it the cause-and-result sequence quoted above?

Consider this: Natural laws, we call laws of physics, cause safe and productive results when obeyed. In the last century, Richard Wetherill identified a natural law of right behavior. He called it the Law of Right Action. Its cause is to create a rational, honest, right-behaving population, with results that completely abolish the result quoted above "thou shall surely die."

Many persons view this Law of Right Action as a rather difficult, new way to meet the requirements of life. But clearly it describes a cause that supports people's existence, and then it provides the Creator's promised result in a concept given to the prophet Ezekiel: "turn yourselves and live ye."