There are laws that govern life just like there are physical laws that govern the universe. YHWH designed it this way. You can get on board, trust Him–and not yourself–and your life will be satisfying. You will have peace. Or you can try your own way, opposing what He instituted for right living and…well, you’ve heard story after story of where that leads.
Try getting an airplane into the air while ignoring the laws of physics.
Tho there are many variables and factors, our level of trust in YHWH, in a general sense, can be measured by our quality of sleep.
Note, it is generous, and becoming of the followers of Christ to content themselves with the pleasure and satisfaction of doing good, tho they be unjustly denied the praise of it.
And He could do no deed of power there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and cured them. And He was amazed at their unbelief.
Notice it states that Jesus COULD not do many miracles there because of their unbelief, not that He WOULD not. That’s pretty heavy.
As if unbelief tied the hands of omnipotence itself.
How much simply comes down to if we actually believe this “foolishness to the Greeks” or not? Is it real to you? Are they just words on a page? Something to be studied? Or does it affect your life, transform your mind, and manifest in tangible ways? This is more than another philosophy, one of many ways of life to choose. This is God, our infinitely good Creator actually involved in the lives of people.
Believe and experience.