“The steps of a righteous man are ordered by God.” HETHER man likes it or not, the world is governed by two laws: the natural law and the divine law. That’s the reason why there are things that man can control, and there are things that he cannot. With these two laws, the main objective is the establishment of order in the society.
Natural laws are set by man to set order in his affairs with his fellowmen, the State and other States. Laws exist in order to curb wickedness and tame man’s tendency to commit wrongs to others. No matter how many laws and how strict they are, however, they are unable to tame man totally. As these laws are made by man, they are imperfect as man is not perfect.
Divine laws, on the other hand, are those unwritten yet believed to be governing the affairs of men. Though not codified, these laws are believed to operate automatically like the law of sowing and reaping or what others call “karma”. These are often associated with morality or a person’s spiritual beliefs.
“It is man’s natural inclination to plan his ways, but it is the Lord who establishes his steps.” Man is born a natural leader, one who has the genetic make-up of those who take dominion. As such, he is naturally geared to take control of the situations he is faced in life. As such, he plans ahead. Nevertheless, no matter what contingencies he is prepared to take, many things are out of his control. This is where divine order comes in. The man who believes in divine order says, “The steps of a righteous man are ordered by God. All things work together for the good of those who love Him.” A believer of the divine order knows that he/she is not in control of everything in his/her life. He/she recognizes that life is divinely orchestrated by Someone higher than him/her, Someone who knows and sees the future better.