The Spiritual 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.
Preservation is the essential priority needed for survival!
They zealously affect you, but not well; yea they would exclude you that ye may not effect them.
The 2nd law of thermodynamics is not a stranger to the scientist. It is the observed fact that things decay, and fall apart over the course of nature. Things do not grow progressively better (as evolution claims).
The 2nd law is undoubtedly the greatest enemy to paleontology.
Once fossils are exposed to the elements (oxygen, humidity, etc) It begins to deteriorate rapidly. So steps of preservation are immediately taken. The fossil must be hardened to withstand its new environment! Glue resin, or shellac may be painted or sprayed on the bone to harden it, and to prepare it for its new “life” atop the dirt and sediment by which it had been covered for hundreds maybe thousands of years!
The pieces that were broken are glued carefully back together, and the larger bones need much more care than the smaller ones. The reason for this is due to their massive size and fragility to its new environment.
To prevent the bigger bones from breaking or crumbling all over the place, scientists are inclined to use wet tissue paper, and sackcloth strips soaked with plaster of Paris and wrap the bone carefully to give it an outer shell of protection. The large bones are sometimes lifted by machinery they are so hard to handle.
Every Paleontologist realizes the grave importance of preparation before shipment. The smaller and frail the fossil, the more care and caution is needed for the handling.
The 2nd Law of thermodynamics cannot be ignored! Preventatives may be patented to slow or preserve the Law from its influence, however if careful measures are not taken to preserve the fossils, the 2nd law will always have the upper hand! The fossils will no longer be worth their shipment! Preservation is the essential priority needed for survival!
While studying my favorite field of science, I found an immediate grave spiritual analogy present amongst believers today.
Paleontology and spiritual life
A Paleontologist wears white. (Matthew 17:2/28:3 Mark 9:3 Luke 9:29)
Christians mirror the excavated fossils from the Sediments of Sin! Psalm 40:2
The Great Paleontologist saw our desperate situation, and saw great value! Thus he took out his “Tools” (Jeremiah 23:29) and removes our rocky hardened heart! (Ezekiel 36:26)
He picks up the broken pieces of our lives and “Glues” them back together with his mercy and his grace! (Jeremiah 30:17)
The Great Paleontologist realizes “Once exposed to the elements” of the world, that the Spiritual 2nd law will take its toll! Thus he has prepared an Excavation Crew (Church) and handbook (The Bible) to help protect the fossils from degeneration that happens soon after their “Excavation”.
The smaller the convert, the easier to get them into church to be wrapped up in the things of the LORD and Word of GOD and protection the church wields against the worldly influences of degradation! However the larger the “fossil” the bigger the fight! It may take a crane to get them away from their former “fossils” they laid around in the dirt with!
He also tells us to cover ourselves with a spiritual “coating”: The Armour of GOD! (Ephesians 6:11-17 )
GOD warns us that we are fighting an invisible force! We cannot see the Spiritual 2nd law of thermodynamics, but the evidence it leaves in its wake is devastating!
This 2nd Spiritual law of influence highly effects we as mature believers as well! We are no exception to the worldly influences that affect the spiritual condition!
We want to maintain and keep our body as pure and wholesome as possible until we are shipped to the museum of perfection! The LORD desires his precious valuables to be shipped without wrinkle and without Spot!
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of the water by the word. That he might present to himself a glorious church not having spot nor wrinkle, or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Let us also “Endure Hardness” (II Timothy 2:1-3) teach others also, and carry on fighting this force until one day all of his treasures are gathered in his museum perfectly preserved by his holiness!
For we are members of his body, of his flesh and of his bones.
And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
II Timothy 4:18