God is a God of Order

Paul said in First Corinthians 14:40 "Let all things be done decently and in order."

ALL things should be done decently and in order...not just things relating to the church but ALL things; ALL things natural and ALL things spiritual; ALL things in your household, ALL things in your travels, ALL things in the grocery store, ALL things in the mall, ALL things in your community and ALL things on your job. Let ALL things be done decently and in order because God is an orderly God.

God is a God of order. God set the whole world in motion by a definite order. He just didn't haphazardly throw things together and say that's a world. No, He took care to create the world in an orderly fashion.

According to Genesis 1, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was formless and void and darkness was upon the earth."

On DAY 1 God called forth LIGHT. He saw that it was good.

On DAY 2 God separated the WATERS. He saw that it was good.

On DAY 3 God called forth Land. He saw that it was good.

Since God is a God of order, what God called forth on DAY 4 corresponds with DAY 1. Remember, God called forth LIGHT on the first day and then separated the LIGHT into day and night. He called forth the sun for the day. He called forth the moon and the stars for the night. He saw that it was good. See, how orderly God is.

Since God is a God of order, what God called forth on DAY 5 corresponds with DAY 2. He separated the waters to be above and below. Now on DAY 5 He put birds in the air and fish in the sea to correspond with the WATERS He separated on DAY 2.  He saw that it was good.

Since God is a God of order, what God called forth on DAY 6 corresponds with DAY 3. He vegetation and trees and animal including man on the land and commanded man to tend the land and to have dominion over it. And God saw it was very good.

We see in Genesis 1 the first six days of Creation. Then in Genesis, Chapter 2, Verses 1-3, we see that the heavens and the earth were finished. And on the SEVENTH DAY, God rested. Isn't it amazing that God could create a whole world in just six days, but we take so long to accomplish our tasks? One reason is because we do not take the time to come up with an orderly plan.

Whatever you have to do today, think ORDER. Make a list if you have to. If you have errands to run, do them in an order that you will not be zigzagging all over the city. Go to the furthest point away from home and take care of your business in an orderly fashion so that when you finish you will be back home. And remember to take care of everything while you are out, so you will not have to be going back and forth. You will find that you will enjoy what you have to do more if you do it in an orderly manner.

 
 
 Day 1 - Light (Day, Night)
Day 4- Sun, moon, stars
Day 2 - Waters (Above & Below)
Day 5 - Birds in air; Fish in sea
Day 3 - Land (Earth)
Day 6 - Man (animals of every kind)
Day 7
God Rested

God is a God of order. Not only do we see this through the six days of CREATION, but we see it throughout the Bible. In the beginning the world was formless and void and darkness filled the earth. God knew that even though He had called forth a world in the proper order, He also had to call forth another LIGHT to dispel the darkness. But again, God did it decently and in order.

In the Old Testament He had prophets to speak about the coming Messiah thousands of years before He appeared. God could have called sent His Son into the world way back during creation, but that would not have fit into God's orderly plan.

When the fullness of time had come, God sent His only begotten Son into the world to be consistent with God's plan. Then Jesus Himself followed the principle of doing things in the proper order. We know that because He came to earth when it was His time to come. He died on the cross when it was His time to die. And by faith we believe that He will return at the right time. We don't know when, but we do know that whenever it is, it will be when God says, "It's time!" How do we know that ?

Because God is a God of Order! In Jesus' name...God is a God of order!

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Betty Johansen 5 years ago

That's a great little chart showing how the days correspond - 1 & 4, 2 & 5, 3 & 6. And I like how you went from creation (beginning) to Jesus' return (end), pointing out God's orderliness. It is a great comfort knowing that He is a God of order, because things always go better when there is a wise and careful director keeping things organized and in order.

A tremendous hub! I loved it.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

Thanks, Betty for reading and for your feedback. I had fun using the chart. I am glad you could follow it.


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

I have read GENESIS over and over again and I love reading it. The one thing I find curious about the time of creation is that God rested. Who would have thought that God could get tired? Ha Ha Ha!


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

Dave, yes that was funny. But I don't think God rested in the sense that we think of rest. I think He rested because He was finished with Creation. But it is always good to get a good laugh. Maybe one of us should write a hub about it.


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

revmjm: I'm not so sure of that. I don't think God's creating ever stops, since nothing of this world, nothing is created that is not of God, except Lucifer/satan's lies.

I have a topic I would love to see how you would approach.

God gave mankind "Free Will" "Free Choice" everything that happens in a person's life is because God offers a choice of right or wrong, good or evil, fair or unfair etc. except for one thing, and I am proof of this personally speaking. God denies us the right to choose whether we can end our life or not. Death is on his terms, even suicide, if God wants you to survive it you will.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

Dave, that sounds like a good article and I think it would get a lot of reads; so go for it. I would approach that subject the same way as you did. God really does give us "free will" except when it crosses over into His territory because He has the last say. He will step aside for everything else except for His plan to be fulfilled.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

well done, and you've explained this clearly.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

Rebecca E., thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to read and respond. That means a lot to me to have an old hubber comment on something this new hubber wrote.

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