In addition to being a most amazing book and the word of God, the Bible teaches us about the optimal way of living for most happiness in the family and society, and these optimal ways include moral laws, gender roles, sexual laws, etc. Looking at the Bible this way, for a legalist, which is all those that live under the law, not yet saved by the Blood of the Precious Lamb Jesus Christ, the Bible at least is a good guide for successful living. I’m quite sure, moreover, that many have approached this amazing, unparalleled Book this way and have gained benefits from it without completely following the spiritual principles contained within and without actually having a relationship with our Creator and Savior. But God made this universe and all that we see within it. He is amazingly powerful, able to create all things that we see, creating ex nihilo, out of nothing, simply using the power that He contains within Himself and thus changing that power, that energy into the matter that we perceive in all of creation (remember E=MC2—matter and energy are interchangeable). If He is this powerful, and those of us who know Him personally know that He is, then you can safely assume that He has inextricably woven His Laws and His Will into all of His creation, so that these things can also be known by those who have never seen the Bible (Rom. 1:20).
And one of the major laws that God promises is, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Gal. 6:7). From this verse, we learn that God IS paying attention to the deeds of people and that He is keeping score. Moreover, I believe this verse refers to a natural law written into His creation that we will receive back from our life what we sow into it. Some call this “karma,” cause and effect, after the Hindu concept from India, but I believe that the Hindus simply learned over time from God’s creation that people tend to get back out of life what they put into it or take from it. There is most definitely cause and effect in operation in life. It is not too hard to think of examples from our own lives or others around us in which we have seen someone sowing seeds of good or bad and consequently reaping back from the deeds that they sowed.
I pray that you will read, study, and benefit from His Word given to us in written form and that you will personally know and love the Loving God that has given us His Amazing Word to live by.