In the game of chess, there is the Touch-Move Rule which states a player must move any piece once they touch it. Despite any miscalculation or mistake, a player must finish their move with this piece regardless of their initial motives. This rule is strictly enforced and maintains a sense of integrity during each game of chess.
In the game of life, a similar rule applies, known as Cause and Effect. For any action take, there are consequences that follow. Good decisions often lead to blessings and or rewards. On the other hand, ill-advised decisions tend to result in harm, punishment and trials. Like the apostle Paul points out in his letter to the church at Galatia, you reap what you sow, Galatians 6:7-8.
Touching things of righteousness moves individuals closer to eternity. Yet, immaturity can lure people away from faith, essentially crucifying Jesus over and over again, Hebrews 6:1-6. One touch of an apple by Eve moved mankind into a fallen world, now filled with Turkish Delights, James 1:14-15. If there is any hope for the future, one must learn from the past, 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, to flee from modern temptations, 1 Peter 2:11. Keep in touch with the Holy Spirit, Galatians 5:25 and you will move beyond the game of chess, by entering into eternity.
by Jay Mankus