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Chaos and Order

Someone has said that an orderly desk is the sign of a sick mind and a cluttered desk is the sign of a genius!  I’ll not attempt to argue that one way or the other.  I will say though, and I think you will agree with me, that order is better than chaos.

 

Have you ever noticed that there are two types of people; those who organize in piles and those who organize in files. Regardless of whether you are a files or piles person,  I think you will agree that order is a good thing.  God is a God of order and beauty.  Satan is a god of chaos and ugliness.

 

Observe the order and beauty of God’s creation. 

 

But in addition to the universe of outer space, there is the universe of inner space.  Every one of the trillions of cells of our bodies are composed of  billions of atoms.  Each atom is a universe in itself, composed of electrons  spinning around a nucleus.  The distance from the nucleus to the electron is 10,000 times the diameter of the nucleus. So when you stop to think about it, we are electrical beings made up mostly of space.

 

In the body of a healthy person are organs and systems all working together orderly and perfectly without our knowledge, concern or effort.  Surely we are fearfully and wonderfully made as the Psalmist observed  in Psalm 139.  Surely God is a God of order.

 

Order in  the Old Testament worship system. 

Repeatedly in the Old Testament, God commanded people to do things orderly. 

In  Genesis 22:9 we read Abraham, when building an altar for sacrifice, laid the wood in order on the altar.    In Exodus 40:4 God commanded Moses when setting up the table in the Tabernacle, to “set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it.”  In Leviticus 1:7-8, 12,  6:12, 24:8  Aaron the priest was to  “put fire upon the altar and lay wood in order upon the fire.”  Then the parts of the animal were to be laid in order upon the wood.

Repeatedly in the Old Testament, God commanded people to do things orderly.

 

Order in the Church

Paul teaches us in I Corinthians 14:40 to do things decently and in order. The Apostle Paul instructs Pastor Titus  in Titus 1:5  to set in order in the churches of Crete the things that are lacking and ordain elders in every city. Paul writing to Pastor Timothy in I Timothy gives an instruction manual for order in the churches.

 

Chaos everywhere today

As people depart from God and the Bible, they tend to move towards a chaotic life style.  As in the Book of Judges, when there was no king in Israel; “every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” Judges 21:25

 

When every man does his own thing it tends towards chaos. Today we see chaos in marriages,  chaos in  homes, chaos in the schools,  chaos in industry and in the stock markets, chaos in the courts,  chaos in government, chaos in the streets and neighborhoods, chaos in music, art  and entertainment,  chaos in dress and public appearance.

 

Since the 60’s  I have seen America and the rest of the world moving at an ever-increasing pace down the river towards the Niagara Falls of chaos and destruction.  As there was world-wide chaos in Noah’s day before the Flood,  so the chaos today is a warning that God is about to judge this world again, but this time with fire.  Matthew 24  and II Peter 3 warn of this coming judgment.

 

Is your life in chaos? 

I urge you to turn to Christ who alone is able to bring order out of chaos just as Genesis chapter one  describes how He created this world, bringing order out of chaos. Go to my link on SALVATION and  get it settled today. God wants to bring love, joy, peace, beauty, order and purpose to your life.

May 1, 2006 Posted by | Chaos and Order | Comments Off on Chaos and Order