When I am lifted up, I will draw everyone to me. John 12:32 (NIV)
A very simple definition of a force is a push or pull (draw) on an object. Movement of some kind is the result of a force being applied to an object. In the first Creation Qualities post, I saw three things that keep our world as we know it. Then, I compared those things (atomic forces, light, and gravity) to Father God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
Now, I want to compare three Bible forces to these natural forces. (Light is a force because photons can physically push things.). The Biblical forces are – love, faith, and hope. (See my post Faith, Hope, and Love)
Love holds this world together. Father God is love, He is the glue in our existence. 1 Corinthians 13 states that love is the greatest of these three forces.
Faith – Faith shines from believers lighting the way for unbelievers to find Jesus. Faith, like light, has two parts. There is an invisible part of faith, but there is also the physical side of faith. Faith will grow and change you. This causes you to do and say things that are the result of the internal work in you (works of faith).
Hope – Our hope draws people to us. Hope joins faith and love together. Like gravity the more you have (bigger you are) the more things are drawn in. If you could lose all gravity nothing would be attracted to you. Hope has the same effect. The more you have the more people want to be around you. If you are without hope people are not drawn to you.