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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 in Order
ALL things should be done decently and in order...not just things relating to the church but ALL things.
- ALL things natural
- 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
- ALL things on your job.
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."
God's Order for the World
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 put 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 that 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)
Order is Throughout the Bible
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!