Gravity. It’s the law. It is the force exerted by large objects that draws smaller objects toward it. Earth’s weight and mass draw the moon towards the center of earth. The earth draws everything towards its center.
Just walking around we expose ourselves to spiritual gravity. That force of the world pulls us towards earthly stuff. Pulls us down. Hampers us from seeking heaven. Eternal stuff that really matters.
If we’re not careful, prolonged exposure to spiritual gravity can suck us into a black hole of sin and discouragement and apathy. Once we fall into that hole, we’ll struggle to escape.
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV)
“Set your minds set on things above (higher, eternal things), not on the things on the earth.” Colossians 3:2 (NKJV)
Nothing lasts in the world. It’s temporal. It fades, dies, passes away, spoils or rots, Everything of the world pulls us towards it and away from God. It’s a constant battle to keep our minds and our hearts open to the things of heaven, looking up, not looking down.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)