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A God Of Order

Posted: Saturday, August 22

Pastor Mark McKinstry // Missions & Christian Education Pastor

Pastor Mark McKinstry // Missions & Christian Education Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Job 4:1-7:21
1 Corinthians 14:18-40
Psalm 37:30-40
Proverbs 21:27 

 

Verse of the day:

For God is not a God of disorder but of peace… (1 Corinthians 14:33)


A surgeon, an engineer, and a politician were debating which of their professions was the best and the discussion turned to which was the oldest. The surgeon said, “Eve was made from Adam’s rib, and that, of course, was a surgical procedure. Obviously, surgery is the oldest profession.” The engineer countered with, “Yes, but before that, order was created out of chaos, and that most certainly was an engineering job.” The politician smiled and said triumphantly, “Aha! And just who do you think created the chaos?”

 

 

In 1 Corinthians, Paul challenges the young church to transition from chaos to order. In a nut shell, Paul shares that God is not honored where there is disharmony, frenzy, or competition and that where there is chaos and discord, the Holy Spirit is not in control. But, where the Holy Spirit rules, there is always peace.

 

 

So, just what do the environments of your life feel like? Would you describe them as structured, productive, joyful, and harmonious or jumbled, confused, mixed-up, or cluttered.  How’s your home life, your family life, your work life, your friendships, or even your checking account? I encourage you to identify an area of disorder and then look to see what God has to say about it. If you apply that wisdom, you just might find that what was once the most dreaded part of your day or week has now become a source of joy.

 

 

Don’t ever believe that order is beyond you.