(Pro 13:6 KJV) Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
I like the contrast in the effects of our behavior. If we are walking in the light then we are guarded and protected. If we insist on living in sin then we are weakened and twisted. This would almost seem to be automatic. Our behavior does effect our being.
One reality behind this is the nature of the law. Most people who want to make life an eternal party think that the law of God is there to keep them from having fun. In reality the standards that God has set for us are a well thought out plan to live the best life possible. We tend to look at immediate gratification. God looks at eternal satisfaction. To use an example of me as I write, I am sitting in my Lazy Boy recliner. It is my favorite spot but I find that if I sit in it too long it is hard to move when I get up. I get used to the attitude of leisure when I need to exercise the mobility I am blessed with.
So? I need to constantly remind myself to get out of my spiritual recliner and get the blood flowing. I don’t think I am alone in this.